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Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:42 PM

8. Girl, you ain't going to Guatemala before you come out to Australia!!

I won't STAND for it!!! How else are you going to meet your cyber-grandaughter? But the way things are going, I'll be shifting again soon anyway so maybe we'll just have to coordinate a rendez vous spot and meet up. How does Paris sound to you??

I completely understand your feeling conflicted on the court rulings this week and being frustrated and wanting to call it quits. Could the Supreme Court have been more schizophrenic this week??! I know so many black folks that are STRUGGLING. I have sent money home for so much shit it's not even funny. My grandmother was even caught up in the sub-prime foolishness and would have lost her house if I hadn't sent money home. Trayvon is just one of a long list of black people that have been claimed by this country's fear and hatred of black people. So to hear from the Supremes that somehow things are so grand and wonderful for us that we no longer need the few protections we have in place to protect us from deranged Republicans is maddening.

It IS wearying. It is exhausting. And sometimes it honestly feels as though we are fighting this fight alone. But noire, what did our mamas do? And our grandparents? And our other ancestors? Of course they kept fighting. What other choice do we have? You are a brilliant person with a gorgeous spirit and we need more people like you in the fight. Get some rest. Celebrate the victory of the DOMA smack down. And then we'll see what needs to be done to protect our brothers and sisters.

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