28.June – { Bougie Ratchet Manifesto: White Lines in Black Sand }

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Good evening to those that are reading this now – and if you’re late and reading it at a time that does not rest in the bosom of the evening…then either wait to read in the the evening…or put on some shades.

It has been awhile since any writer for kennethology has written/submitted anything for the blog.  I have not been hard pressed to request anything either.  There have been times when I’ve made slight mention of wanting someone to submit something, but sense I hadn’t been writing anything…i just left it alone.

This was really because… as it pertains to social media, we were pouring out to the masses regarding all of the racial injustice and unrest nationally/internationally.  It was just too exhausting.  One of the things that became increasingly lame was having to repeat ourselves in the way of educating a huge demographic of whites that were completely clueless on terms and social behaviors that are backed by statistical data and personal experience.  We are well-versed because it matters to us.  They typically don’t know because it only affects them when we (the blacks) are accusatory to the power-holders in this country….then and only then do they want to chime in…and typically they’re shooting from the hip – and they’re shooting blanks at that.

Sooooo….

While talking to Tina the other day we came up with a good idea!- the kennethology team will do our due diligence in adding a tab to address “FWRs” (frequent white responses) – so when people are poppin’ off at the mouth, we can just link them, let them catch up to a minimal level of knowledge so that we can at least have a decent conversation regarding race in America.  This tab will include frequently used terms like:  racism, prejudice (there’s a difference), micro aggressions, marginalization, cultural appropriation, gentrification, and prison industrial complex.

As much as i would hope this would help others become more knowledgeable…in the end I have little to no hope that anyone would read it and become enlightened.  More often than not, they’ll read in order to manufacture a rebuttal – but at the end of the day, at least we don’t have to re-type everything…because at this point I’m standing at the finest of lines.  This line separates the ken you’ve known, and a descendant of Seales and Newton.

This fine line created in black sand with with the white sand of an hour glass.

***don’t ask me what that last line means, it just sounded dope when i said it in my head***

– Kenneth

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