i have an interview today and i have to take the mta.
for those who don’t know,
that is the new yawk train system.
i’m going to be on high alert on that train platform.
even on the train,
i’m going to be looking over my shoulder.
this is where black folks are at in america right now.
the recent murder of a young black vixen,
nia wilson on the bart (bay area rapid tranist),
is another example of our lives being taken for simply being black.
as you know,
or maybe didn’t,
her throat was slit by a deranged white snow hyena.
i won’t font his name.
was also stabbed in her neck but survived the attack.
recent star of “oceans 11”,
decided to post about the situation yesterday.
this is what she had to font…
i honestly cried reading that.
“White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS. White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence.”
that was the part.
black folks already font about how tragedies like this affect us.
tracee ellis ross and voila davis didn’t stay silent.
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) July 25, 2018
You know…..at what point will it stop? I’m getting tired of the heartbreak. Tired of needing to organize rally’s to convince people that our lives matter. To the killer…I will NOT say your name. To Nia…we will shout yours from the rooftops!!! pic.twitter.com/2i03JfCQgS
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 25, 2018
we always speak about our pain being black to deaf ears.
when white folks can not only acknowledge,
but call out their white privilege,
it’s really a powerful thing because most usually don’t.
they tend to live in a bubble.
they may “omg that’s so sad!” and go about their day.
black folks don’t have that luxury in this country.
the thing that is really sad to me is anne,
uses her platform to address this recent situation.
that “orange jackal”,
the one who is in charge at the moment,
is using his platform to bully and stay silent on these issues.
he recently “cap locked” a president in another country.rip to nia wilson.
lowkey: things are so out of control right now.
it’s fuckin scary.
is this what making america great again meant?
read more about nia wilson: new york times