kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

01 April 2011

I am livid.

I'm ashamed at our society.
Where are it's priorities?!?

Read the article here:

The fact that Snooki earns a higher speaking fee than Toni Morrison makes me physically ill. {Not to mention outraged} Toni Morrison is perhaps the greatest living American author, if not one of the best to have ever lived. She won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993, among many other prestigious awards. What has Snooki ever done except be a trashy reality star? Oh, that's right, nothing. I am so mad about this. Really, I am.

1 comment:

lotusgirl said...

It's the same kind of thing with how much athletes make as opposed to educators etc. I'm surprised there were only 1000 students at the event with Snooki. I would have thought she'd pull in a bigger crowd. At least more will be present for Morrison's commencement speech. It helps me not be as disgusted that it wasn't the university that paid for Snooki.