2. "I miss being around Black people more than anything else this year." In response to Reply # 0
Like, I was able to spend time with my people over the year, through text, facetime, zoom, outdoor with masks a few times ... but my PEOPLE, I haven't been around us in a year and some change now.
And it's just not fun. I was thinking about how much being on twitter is my path to getting that feeling, but there's just daily trauma aired out there. Like damn what I wouldn't give for a bbq right now.
------ “There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.” -Albert Camus
3. "I made a friend at the park yesterday" In response to Reply # 0
This is what my kids usually say every time they play with kids at the park.
Well, lately a lot of Black fathers have been at the park with their kids. We obviously gravitate to each other and it feels good. Usually I can’t stand talking to parents at the park because they tend to be mostly white women.
Park is right behind my house and yesterday there was a nice amount of kids and adults outside. Not sure why but seeing my kids playing with worms while dudes were playing basketball and music was pumping warmed my heart.
**************** TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*
7. "i cried like mcmillian when i first saw the video " In response to Reply # 0
and i mean like a baby ha.
babygirl was back in the hospital for a minute so a lot of that was pent up, but i was home and she was healthy when i watched it for the second time during opening statements - same emotions.
on second viewing i thought it was interesting how the difference in mcmillians and mma dudes ages framed their thought processes/reactions. mma dude was justifiably aggressive/angry with the officers, while mcmillian was trying to reason with floyd to 'act right,' almost playin () devil's advocate, tacitly pleading with the officer to let up through his conversation with floyd. i pictured him reasoning that maybe being in agreement w/ chauvin would engender some good will, possibly save that mans life.
my pops is only a few years older than mcmillian but was part of one of the first elementary school classes to integrate in little rock. he never talks about it, but i remember him telling me about the anxiety from that shit that lives with him today. pops got a short fuse and dont suffer nobody of any race, but it reasons that social realities of the time would have tempered some of that aggression then (ironically informing it now), kinda how mcmillian was trying his damndest with the floyd situation.
i was gonna put this in the other post but it reads like jokes. comparing trials though i was thinking emmett till - trivial nature of the offense contrasted with the brutality of the punishment on full display, contrasted with the insane thought shared by wayy too many of a guilty victim and a reasoned assault.
*removes dr. umar hat* all bullshit aside i hope yall good. been a wild year.