This is going to be one of the next challenges: how do we connect these sort of people to real people in real time.
“Tomi Lahren is not from Dallas. At all. Not now, not ever. I don’t care if she does these shows, SHE. IS. NOT. FROM. DALLAS. full stop. “
If you voted for Trump, then you’re about to get the government that you deserve. But it’s not the government that I deserve.
“I wish I could see things as black and white as others. Sometimes I wish I could just cut people off when they say stuff that I disagree with. But life has never been that simple for me and I don’t think it ever will. I think I’ll always try to stay connected to others. And sometimes that means working hard to see the good in people. Even if they did something awful. Even if it means they could burn me again.”
Only recently have these sort of articles come out that speak to how I feel: That my relationship with many of these people has deteriorated to the point of no return; that we are so much different now than we ever have been.
Philando Castille’s driving records show something broken. You have to be willing to acknowledge that something is broken in order to start to fix it.
“What are we supposed to do? How are black people supposed to make it through police encounters? Is there a memo as to how to make it through an encounter with police? And if so can we get that memo?”
Listen to the tape. Listen to the pop of the gun as she shot her daughter as she laid on the ground. Say their names. Taylor and Madison Sheats. let me know what number of lost lives is acceptable before you’ll consider sensible gun control legislation. Then we can talk.
“But then again, should we? I mean, I know we’re forgiving and all that but there comes a time when you stop visiting a loved one at the prison because he needs tome to get his head right. At what point do we get to say “you know what, Stacey Dash? Nah. We don’t want you no more. You can’t sit with us.” At what point do we get to vote trade her in the racial draft?”
On the one hand, this is how I deal with the police. I get pulled over often. I’ve never been shot before. I am polite, respectful and I know how to talk to people. Kind of like this person.
But you don’t see me getting online and acting a damn fool about it. You don’t see me getting online and disparaging a whole movement that has pulled together to make actual social change just because I made it through one traffic stop. You don’t see me forgetting Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley and the many others who have been killed while doing nothing wrong.