My first attempt to collect thoughts regarding our current racial temperature. This may seem like incoherent rambling…but whatever.
What in the hell is going on? The season for strange fruit to blossom is upon us. It’s been a long time since nationally and internationally strange fruit…or rather the bodies of beautiful black people have been on display for all to see – and without consequence to the farmer of said fruit. In times past this method was used to instill fear in the black community…as to say “this too, can happen to you – nigger”
..but the response of this generation is anger and not fear. It is increasingly hard to trust white people. Especially after you’ve called some friends, broke bread with them, hugged them as familly – and in the midst of all of this racial turmoil, the black community is at unrest and is continually appalled that our white friends would side with those that kill us – quoting skewed stats, irrelevant points and a compliant rhetoric. It makes us blacks as a whole completely untrustworthy of the white community. There have been about 3 or 4 that have written me and checked on me to see if I’m ok, and have empathized with what’s going today – as they know I’m not only in pain..but unsure about my safety, my life and my families lives as well. AND I HAVE HELLA “WHITE FRIENDS” (or at least I thought I did) – don’t worry…I’m paying attention.
I am not against police, even though since i can remember I have feared them. The world is now seeing what we’ve been saying our entire lives – and it STILL DOESN’T MATTER. Video evidence that get people put in jail – is not enough to classify a cop as a murderer. It’s like we can’t question the system – solely because this system is the norm, and people don’t see anything wrong with it. I liken it to the slave being punished for running away…surely is the nigger’s fault that we hang him because of this and NOT the system. Of course they deserved to get dogs and hoses – this diner is for whites, the blacks should comply and just eat where niggers are supposed to eat…it is not that Jim Crow legislation is of satan himself and the system is wrong …..COPS KILLING BLACKS AT AN ALARMING AND UNEQUAL RATE? – SURELY THE NIGGERS ARE NON-COMPLIANT AND SHOULD JUST LISTEN TO THE….OH WAIT…PHILANDO.
When I converse with whites about what’s going on- or see them on social media. I compare them to the whites that just walked by the nigger as they hung from the tree, leaning to the side a little so the feet won’t touch them. I see you. Remain silent as we scream murder and wet the streets with rivers of tears. PLEASE continue to act like this isn’t going on. I see you.
We are here –
…and as Jesse said – “it’s time to restructure their function and ours”