Sometimes I think Black bodies were worth more in this country when they were considered property.
“What if he had a gun?” “What if he shot you?”
1. “I don’t see race. I am colorblind.” Okay, seriously how did this bullshit start? Why does it take your refusal to see someone as the color that they are, for you to treat them as a human being?
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, nor am I a radical who thinks we should overthrow all forms of civil government. But I’m also not a believer in the myths and lies I was taught as a child.
How do you cure a 600 year-old ideological disease?
When he pulled a gun from his waistband and jabbed it to my belly, I thought it was a phone.
Black People have had a consistent trajectory over the last 50 seasons and there’s no sign of slowing down. They’ve got guys like Sharpton, power hitters who in recent years have excelled in cleaning up their plate discipline.
I believe that subcategorizing has its place and that minorities cannot be ignored. But I also believe that ignoring race, gender, religion, and sexual preference may bring progress, in a sort of backwards way. It’s not a “don’t ask; don’t tell” approach, but rather a “don’t care; doesn’t define you” belief.
We clearly have far more work to do before we reach the mountaintop and sit down to have brunch with Dr. Martin Luther King.
International Friendship Day is another holiday in a long trend of holidays designed to undermine white culture and downplay our pale contributions to the world.