I never thought that I would have to deal with racism or classism so much this past year.
With everything going on in the news, it all is so overwhelming.
One thing I know for sure, is that you can not convince someone who doesn’t want to believe that racism is still alive and kicking.
I was brought up to believe that everyone has good in them no matter the race, color, or where they are from.
My family did not teach us to love anyone any different then we loved our cousins ( you know everyone has that one crazy cousin that acts a donkey from time to time).
I’m glad that my family taught me that way of thinking, because if I was exposed to the media and the actual facts on what went on with black people, I honestly admit i would be a jaded person with prejudice in my heart..
but thank goodness for a loving level head mother.
With whats going on in Ferguson and across the united states isn’t just racism.. it’s also classism and authoritative power struggles.
Micheal Brown didn’t die just because he was black.. he died because someone with authority thought his life didn’t mean anything,, just like Eric Garner and many others.
I could go on and on about this subject.. but I won’t because I have two sons that will eventually be teenager, and it hurts my heart to think it could very well have been them laying in the street like discarded trash for over four hours.
Anyone who may read this, whether black, white, poor or wealthy.. look at it from a different prospective before you discuss this. It could have been your child, your niece, your nephew or neighbor.
What if it was private school Ethan walking from the store.. what if it was Allison crossing the road, what if it was Sajiv walking in Walmart.
I was just about to complain about making some stupid song while changing a diaper and say my life is boring.. But guess what.. My baby shared his grape with me!.. Slob and all… He said “mama here” mind you he is 16 months.. My kids are very talkative.. Except him.. I thought he would have a British accent when he start..lol Mr Grey poupon.. I love my life …soggy grapes. And all.
Ahh.. Good. Ol’ black Friday is here.. And do you know where I’m at.. I’m right here in my bed trying to convince my son that he’s not really hungry.
Last year I promised myself that I wouldn’t participate because of all the selfishness and meanness I seen last year on thanksgiving.
Last year in Wal-Mart I saw an old man windmill (an special away for moving your arms to ward of the enemy) a lady because she was about to grab the last ride on Disney kid bike. It was total savagery and confusion.
All in all you saved a buck or two.. But the stress wasn’t worth it.
Also part of the reason I’m not going is because I’m a little low on cash..lol