i really think this era is showing racism in hd.
it might be a good thing.
every last one of us needed this wake up call.
i try to be sympathetic with certain things.
i was talking to an associate of mine yesterday.
we ended up on the whole puerto rico devastation going on.
it’s a shame what’s happening and how it’s being handled.
this is how the conversation went…
“it’s really fucked up how puerto rico is being treated.” – me
“that’s really not our problem.” – them
“what do you mean???” – me, a agasp.
“spanish folks can be very racist towards black people.
they don’t come out in droves to support us during our issues.
most of them put that man in the white house in the first place.
this is their fight now and they can handle it.” – them, no fucks to give.
now i know this was “kitchen table talk”,
but i was blown away by that comment tbh.
it seems like everyone adopts this same mentality.
is this what is means by being a “savage”?
we don’t feel anything for anyone anymore?
and if we do,
they had to “do something for us” in order to feel sympathy?
some latinos can have racist undertones towards blacks.
that doesn’t mean they all do and it’s still sad.
this mirrors hurricane katrina and how “we” were treated.
so i had to wonder…
When did “we” get so heartless?
…or are “we” minding our business as others have done to us?
lowkey: maybe i over-care?
i could be the one with the issue,
but i don’t like to see people being hurt and mistreated.