If any of you know me at all from Facebook, you know that I often speak out about systemic racism. I do what I can when I can. And there are so many things that just break my heart.
This is one of them. Seen on Twitter, a clip from the TV show “Blackish”. This is not a show that I have watched yet, but it is at the top of my list now.
Full monologue below.
— CatchGifUCan ✈️ (@CatchGifUCan) January 12, 2017
“For my whole life, my parents, my grandparents, me, for most black people, this system has never worked for us. But we still played ball, tried to do our best and live by the rules, even though we knew they would never work out in our favor. Had to live in neighborhoods that you wouldn’t drive through, send our kids to school with books so beat up you couldn’t read them, work jobs that you wouldn’t even consider in your nightmares.
Black people wake up every day believing that our lives are going to change even though everything around us says its not. Truth be told you ask most black people, and they tell you that no matter who won this election, they didn’t expect the hood to get better, but they still voted because because that’s what you’re supposed to do.
You think I’m not sad that Hillary didn’t win? That I’m not terrified of what Trump’s about to do? I’m used to things not going my way. I’m sorry that you’re not and that it’s blowing your mind, so excuse me if I get a little offended because I didn’t see this outrage when everything was happening to all of my people since we were stuffed on boats in chains. I love this country as much if not more than you do and don’t you ever forget that.”