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Response to brush (Reply #180)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 04:41 PM

188. The point was never to suggest that any AA or other POC

 

has not experienced racism or to belittle that experience or even to engage in some kind of contest about whether A or B has suffered more. We all have had to deal with it and all of it damages us in ways others can't know unless they've been there.

Some of us have beat it down. (Now speaking about myself because I see the danger in bringing other people's experiences into it) I have what I could never have dreamed of as a little child. My children grew up never once worrying about any of the things I worried about every minute when I was a kid. If they share the anger I had growing up, that's on me for not letting it go BUT they show no signs, good students, good kids, starting their own legacy. They live in a 10% world, one where most of their friends are white, one where their dreams are just like the white person's standing next to them. If I envy them, though, and I hope I don't, it's not because I think they're free. They put up with constant bullshit. They just have more tools to fight back (although my son still drives 55 in 55 zones).

I never left Sunnyside, not in my head anyway, and not professionally. Not a day goes by when I don't at least talk on the phone with some kid no older than my own with two or three felony convictions whose until recently was looking at 40 years in prison under the guidelines and that's if they're lucky. Other days it's a young man on death row, or more often his mother, or his aunt, or his grandma. Not one of them ever had a chance in this world. I am their voice.

I may be just one of many strings connecting them, but they are from two worlds and though they may both be black worlds, they are different as night and day.

What I've seen since coming here, is a lot of talk about who has offended people of color or, more disturbing to me, who is the true friend of people of color and a lot (not all) of it coming from white people. Even before this OP, if I dared suggest that the people in that second world existed and weren't getting anything from us, I was getting hit with the same "You sound like all those other white people that think we're all poor" which, just as it has here, devolves in to flat out ****** accusations that I must not be black because I insist that we/they acknowledge that a world I see at a real basic level exists and that it is getting left behind.

It's all good though. I'm out of here.

God Bless

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