Most of the time I walk around feeling like I'm being framed in some modern day lynching practice; but I guess America's logic is...I can't kneel if I'm hanging.
How should I feel...? Georgia and North Carolina proposed legislation that discriminates and supports prejudice against the LGBT community...both the NBA and NFL threaten the States to change, "or else!" Suprisingly, it worked.
Black men in America (regardless of their background or what part of this country they live in) have been brutalized and murdered since the dawn of this country. Why don't I hear any of the corporations and organizations...like the NBA, NFL and MLB that get fucking richer by the hour off of the Black man's back...threatening the very same States (basically all 50 of them) with an emphatic "OR ELSE?!!!" And please don't ask the athletes to walk out, because they are bound, contractually, to their teams & leagues...which means they would (ironically) get sued. Why are ALL Americans not shutting shit down to protect the Black men that all of you are so quick to praise for all of their many talents, deep intellect, amazing artistry and passionate love?
Ask yourself what you're doing to effect real change in this country where you benefit from these particular citizens EVERY DAY. And please don't mislead yourself into thinking that posting a trendy-ass #BLACKLIVESMATTER meme or hashtag will suffice.
Ask yourself that the next time you put on them fresh new Js or bump that new @childishgambino track or fucking say "I woke up like this!" like @beyonce is standing next to you.
As a matter of fact, don't even bring up the topic of the plight of Black people in America when you see me unless you are actively doing something to change it. And don't ask me what you should do. Look in the mirror and ask yourself what would YOU do if you were effected in the same way...then proceed with vigor and caution, because then you'll have a target on YOUR back. .
Welcome to the real America.
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