Posts Tagged ‘oakland police shooting

09
Jan
09

“Ain’t Shit Changed”

Dude in the soul food joint was adamant about pointing out that while we have elected a Black president, “shit” remains unchanged. By shit, he was referring to the fact that President-Elect Barack Obama and his family weren’t able to move into the Blair House early because Bush and his cronies were hosting an imaginary dignitary which turned out to be the FORMER Prime Minister of Australia for ONE night. I mean damn. You get elected President of a country and you can’t even stay in your own guest house? That is some bullshit.

*I absolutely looooooooove Countdown.

While that is shitty, there is some other shit going on in this country. Particularly, the way Oakland police shot a young man who was handcuffed. When I read or hear about shit like this , I get sad. There was a time that I used to get angry and part of me still does but whenever a story like this comes up…I just get sad.

I can’t exactly explain why I get so sad, other than it makes me realize that no matter how far Black people have come, or will go, in this country there will still be those who don’t value our lives, and shit like this will continue to happen. I get sad because there are still Black people who die for no good reason in this country. I just can’t help but get sad.

*please forgive the overuse of the word “shit” but sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade, in this case, you have to call some shit…shit.
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