Trayvon Martin isn’t the first person to die because of the color of their skin and will not be the last…. And this country does not care. Sincerely does not care. In FACT they would much rather get back to news that is worth their time… because hearing about racism that is a fucking life and death reality… does not matter unless it is a reality for white people. Republicans were polled, poll’d whatever they were tired of hearing about trayvon martin. and the white people poll’d 43% said they were tired of hearing about Trayvon Martin. a month is too long. remember JonBenet Ramsey, the white girl who was murdered in her house? Literally covered for years with no complaints.
This cure the world with love shit…. That’s some PRIVILEGED SHIT. Stop it. They don’t care if we get murdered by their enforced oppression let alone if we love them in spite of their oppression. Have y’all lost your minds? Its like maybe if we prayed hard enough *scoff* or maybe if we just accept it because our glory comes in the next life *double scoff* maybe we should do it out of love because love conquers all *all the scoffs*
you think Trayvon’s mother didn’t love her sun more than air itself. That she has to live with the rest of her life “with ifs” and “what abouts” and “why not mes”? As if the love for our young that we carried, created, and protected isn’t enough. We must have your love too for them to be seen as human.
I am sick of it. I am enraged. And if it is not right for me to be enraged it’s only because the death of me or mine does not enrage you. You can not see how they are worth YOUR care, hell half of you don’t see how black children are worth OUR care. OUR fight. You just want us to stop complaining about it already. And who gives a fuck if this is our everyday. Y’all mad we’re talking about it. Rubbing our racist filled lives in your faces.
Its ugly and you’d rather we die quietly in order to get away from the guilt of being passive in our deaths. The guilt of your non-action essentially sanctioning racism. The guilt of not caring enough. Kill em with kindness huh… if only that shit worked.
YES YOUR SILENCE MEANS YOU DO NOT CARE. IF YOU POST ABOUT GAY RIGHTS, TRANS RIGHTS, VEGAN RIGHTS, RIGHTS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, RIGHTS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE, RIGHTS FOR EVERY OPPRESSED PEOPLE EXCEPT BLACK PEOPLE——-especially at places of INTERSECTIONALITY…
Then I fucking see you. With all the lights on.
And yes this how I feel. And YES its right for me to feel this way. Your silence makes me fear for the world… when Burke was discussing how all it takes is the silence of good men to allow evil to prevail, he wasn’t talking about the oppressed. Lawd have mercy. and as I get older and having children weighs heavy on my mind your silence makes me fear for their world…..
Justice for all the young men and women who have lost their lives based on the color of their skin, whether death by education for the poor, prison for the poorly represented, gunned down in their own neighborhood, and for those imprisoned by the neighborhood.
and justice for the black men and women who have lost their lives and never received justice because only black people cared about the issue.
“On that supercharged day in 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala., she rode her way into history books, credited with helping to ignite the civil rights movement.
But there was another woman, named Claudette Colvin, who refused to be treated like a substandard citizen on one of those Montgomery buses — and she did it nine months before Mrs. Parks. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his political debut fighting her arrest. Moreover, she was the star witness in the legal case that eventually forced bus desegregation.”
OccupyMontgomery Thanks Ms.Colvin