I'm a cancer survivor, an infertility survivor and a child abuse survivor. In other words...life has dealt me a few blows that I've had to work really hard at overcoming. This disease that I can't seem to overcome unscathed however? Racial Fatigue. I'm about to topple over from this shit. Seriously. It's too much. Everyday there is more ish and people figure out how to rope all kinds of ish into it to make every.single.thing about race and how Black people ain't shit, weren't ever shit and never gonna be shit and lawd...I'm so over it. I'M SO OVER IT.
I watched that video of that football player who punched the chick at the bar. When I first saw the video I was like...damn...he shouldn't have hit her like that. But then I read the story and I understood. She called him THE SLUR before she hit him and he was trying to keep her hands off him and then he just snapped and laid her azz clean the fug out.
I don't want men hitting women. Duh.
I don't want women hitting men. Duh.
BUT GOTDAMMIT I'M SICK OF MOTHERFUCKERS THINKING THEY CAN GET REAL SLICK WITH THIS RACIAL ISH AND THINKING THEY ARE ON THE LANDING OF TARA GOING WITH THE WIND AND SHIT.
There are signs out here with that damn flag on it saying, "Keep the flag, change the speaker." Like...them signs popped up the next day of the current flag controversy. Nice signs. PROFESSIONALLY PRINTED SIGNS. Somebody sat down at their computer immediately and designed that gotdamn sign and then saved that shit to a thumb drive. Then they went to a PROFESSIONAL SIGN PRINTER and had them damn signs printed up. Approved the proofs. AND PAID FOR THEM! Stands and all. Then...they knew exactly where they could put that shit up and be like...THEY COOL WITH IT. I KNOW. You spent all that time and all that money promoting something which symbolizes hate and oppression to so many people. Just don't give a fug huh?
JUST DON'T GIVE A FUG.
JUST DON'T GIVE A FUG.
And Black people ain't no damn better. Fools running around here talking about they trotting out Bill Cosby to distract you from Charleston, that damn flag and racism. GOTDAMMIT WHY THE FUG I CAN'T THINK ABOUT MORE THAN ONE THING AT A TIME? WHY THE FUG YOU GOTTA TRY AND LIMIT ME TO ONE THING AT A TIME? OH? I AIN'T BLACK ENOUGH CUZ I HAVE THE BANDWIDTH TO BE OUTRAGED ABOUT MORE THAN ONE THING AT A TIME? Cosby been raping and all these damn fools know he drugging folks but still slurping his jello shots.
People mad at Black fashion bloggers cuz they just talking 'bout fashion. Well shit...that's what they blog about! Don't assume that just because they aren't deviating from their chosen business message that they don't talk about these issues in their personal life. I mean hell...how many businesses yall know out there polarizing folks and surviving? Them damn bakeries that refused to make cakes for gay people are OUT.OF.BUSINESS. Ain't nobody got time to mix up their money behind systematic shit bigger than life.
I was called a racist by a stranger behind that damn flag. Me. A racist. Okay. *YAWN* Rat bastid quick to say some ish like...THAT'S REVERSE RACISM!
And Donald Trump? And all these damn Republican candidates tipping around not saying anything conclusive setting up a pick for Jeb Bush so he can trot out his Latina bride as a stop gap? Yeah...we see you Jeb. We see you. I gotta hand it to you...that one was perfect.
So yeah...I'm suffering bad from Racial Fatigue. Bad man. I'm so sick of and tired of this ish. I'm tired of the disparities I see from my vantage point. I'm tired of the for real serious wrongs that folks turn a blind eye to. I'm tired of feeling like there is nothing I can do no matter what I do. I'm tired. I'm tired. I'm tired.
There is nothing I can do about how individuals think, of course. I can just continue to be me and see something, say something when I feel like it. I've always surrounded myself with good people without focusing on visual differences. I always try and see it from all sides but I'm tired. I'm so very, very tired. This is how people become hermits. This is how people just start collecting dogs, cats and reading books. Tipping out every now and then to buy fruit salad in a can running their grocery carts into the back of people cuz they are just trying to get outta there and back to their home/haven as quickly as possible.
This climate is a moral sickness we're all suffering from and the antidote lies within our hearts. Empathy. That's all we need to start using. Empathy.
"I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed. Get along with the voices inside of my head. You trying to save me stop holding your breath. And you think I'm crazy, you think I'm crazy! Well that's not fair!"