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

28.Nov – { Psycho Adjacent }

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I’m not crazy….I’m more like “Psycho Adjacent”

Seemingly always sitting on the proverbial fence of sanity is exhilarating.  Who’s going to summon the inner Dexter today?  No, no…I’m not a serial killer…in it’s literal sense.  I’m more like a precision assassin with my words.  Words that all too often do more than just injure….words that kill.  Words that are the pure antithesis to life-giving.  When I feel myself teetering to the side of tranquility someone or something keeps me on the fence.  When I feel myself being pulled by the gravity of instability…the measure of God that is within me, keeps me balanced.  Usually I’m one snide remark away melting someones emotions…especially in this season where race matters are heightened.  I don’t know how long you’ve been reading “Kennethology” but even prior to Ferguson, I’ve been one to talk about and discuss the fallacy  of “post-racial” America, and keep people abreast of actual datum, while attempting to not be subjective due to subject-matter.

I never knew how sensitive I was regarding injustice – until recent happenings have brought me to real tears.  Until recent happenings have made me realize that I’m psycho adjacent.  Recent happenings have brought me to a point of prayer for guidance regarding my part, and role in all of this.  This is well beyond social media posts…my call to action has been made….and I’m answering it.  If you’re interested – shoot me an email.  Serious inquiries only.

Let progression begin.

– Kenneth