we all seek it.
it’s what fuels us in life.
nothin’ feels better than getting from point a to b.
the protests for black injustice is a beautiful thing to see.
it gives me chills to see all of us black folks coming together to fight a common enemy.
there is an issue i have tho.
once the smoke clears and the world moves on from protesting…
Will black folks return to being nasty to each other?
some white folks and cops are playing a role during all this.
i’ve been peepin’ game on social media,
but don’t act like some of us in this community aren’t terror to each other.
Most of the straights want to be treated as equals,
but can’t even accept members of the gay and trans communities.
Some black gays want acceptance from everyone,
but will be toxic af to other black gays for no reason at all.
A few black folks can’t accept their skin color to date/marry/procreate within their own race.
why is this not talked about?
is protesting just “trendy” for some of these folks?
i can understand if someone is a doofus.
we drag many doofuses within the communities,
but we seriously need to get rid of the crab in the barrel mentally that plagues us.
the one that white folks ingrained in us to keep us held down.
…Maybe I’m different?
growing up in barbados helped me see black folks as equals.
we are the majority on that island so it was easy for me to really love my people,
regardless of the flaws they may have had.
as i’m learning about myself through all of this,
i’m hoping others are doing the same.
many are holding up fists,
flooding ig timelines with everything “black lives matter”.
and demanding for white folks to wave the white flag,
but those same black folks are disgusting to other black folks.
there are people i know that are doing this and all i’m thinking:
You are so full of shit.
outside of all this virtual protesting they’re doing,
some of them are/were nasty af to me and others.
how are you gonna be fighting for black lives matter,
when you have single handedly ruined other black lives within your community?
if we are gonna ask for better,
some of us gotta be better.
so i hope real change in all sides comes.
imagine doing all of this,
only to return back to square one,
no change or growth.
low-key: some people are only protesting because its “the in thing to do”.
their social media reputations depend on it.
this is for all races.
some of these folks will return back to their ridiculous bullshit in a week or two.