Embrace your natural
I watched the CNN video of the mother’s of Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and Michael Brown…without hesitation my body went through a myriad of emotions. I wept for the mother’s of those young men like they were apart of my own family, because they very well could have been. The sadness I feel from this situation that continues to play out day in and day out in this country without little reprimand is sickening. I don’t know what I’m more disgusted at though honestly! Could be the fact that this storyline plays out across the nation all too often? Could be the fact that the victim character assassination that is used by the media and authorities as a “green light” to kill without remorse? Could be the pseudo-black face that is glorified by all until “$h!t gets real” and it’s really time to be a black man/woman in America?
I’m tired of being told by those ignorant ones to indulged by their white privilege to even know better to— "get over racism" or the all too common phrase “I
don’t see color.” FYI news flash-“not seeing color” is colorblind racism but that’s a whole other can of worms.
I’m often asked why I don’t have kids yet (again…a whole different tube of mascara) but honestly, as badly as I want a son one day, I still don’t think the world is ready to accommodate a world is which a black man is not simply seen as a menace to society. That scares me. I look at my nephews, the little ones and the big ones, and I worry for them subconsciously. My biggest fear is to bring a young black man into this world and for him to meet this fate as Michael, Trayvon, Sean or the thousands of others & their families affected by situations like this. Something has got to change…I must be apart of it.
Oh heyyyy weekend! Is that you?