humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"One day a crazy looking homeless guy came to the door, and we were about to close the door on him, but my mother saw him and shouted: ‘Hey Eugene!’ She knew his name! Then she ran around the kitchen putting all sorts of food into tupperware, and brought it out to him. After he left, we asked my mom why she gave him so much food. She told us: ‘You never know how Jesus is going to look when he shows up.’ She was always saying that— it was a spiritual thing. Then you know what happened? Two months later, that same man showed up on the door step, clean shaven, and wearing a suit. And he had an envelope with money for my mother. ‘Ms. Rosa always believed in me,’ he said. I’ll never forget it! Eugene was his name."

humansofnewyork:

"One day a crazy looking homeless guy came to the door, and we were about to close the door on him, but my mother saw him and shouted: ‘Hey Eugene!’ She knew his name! Then she ran around the kitchen putting all sorts of food into tupperware, and brought it out to him. After he left, we asked my mom why she gave him so much food. She told us: ‘You never know how Jesus is going to look when he shows up.’ She was always saying that— it was a spiritual thing. Then you know what happened? Two months later, that same man showed up on the door step, clean shaven, and wearing a suit. And he had an envelope with money for my mother. ‘Ms. Rosa always believed in me,’ he said. I’ll never forget it! Eugene was his name."

humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"Who are the flowers for?""Myself.""What’s your favorite thing about yourself?""I guess I always try to be honest.""What’s a time you weren’t as honest as you’d have liked?""It took me too long to come out of the closet.""Why’s that?""I guess I just didn’t know for sure.""And when did you settle on it?""Honestly, when society’s expectation is that you’re straight, I think you constantly have to settle on it."

humansofnewyork:

"Who are the flowers for?"
"Myself."
"What’s your favorite thing about yourself?"
"I guess I always try to be honest."
"What’s a time you weren’t as honest as you’d have liked?"
"It took me too long to come out of the closet."
"Why’s that?"
"I guess I just didn’t know for sure."
"And when did you settle on it?"
"Honestly, when society’s expectation is that you’re straight, I think you constantly have to settle on it."

humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’m giving a presentation tomorrow on the experience of African American males growing up in America.""What’s the thesis?""Hundreds of interviews have been conducted, and we’ve found that not only do most African American males fail to acknowledge institutional racism, they mainly tend to blame themselves for their failures. They say things like they didn’t work hard enough, or made too many mistakes. They don’t understand that they weren’t afforded the same opportunities."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m giving a presentation tomorrow on the experience of African American males growing up in America."
"What’s the thesis?"
"Hundreds of interviews have been conducted, and we’ve found that not only do most African American males fail to acknowledge institutional racism, they mainly tend to blame themselves for their failures. They say things like they didn’t work hard enough, or made too many mistakes. They don’t understand that they weren’t afforded the same opportunities."