I have not had the time to write down my thoughts lately as I am preparing to move my family across the country to Washington State. I am being transferred to Tacoma, Washington. I have to report way the fuck up there in 2 weeks, so this may be my last post for a while. I hate the fact that I have to leave my house and friends here in Dallas, but duty calls people. I gotta do what I gotta do to keep my paper flowing. It's hard out here for a pimp. I have grown to love Dallas, but it is what it is.
There has been a lot of talk lately about race in this country as of late.
And all of them have been very blatant, in your face, 1950, type racism.
The little baby getting slapped on the airplane.
The redneck refusing care for his newborn because the attending nurse was a Black Female..
Actor Alec Baldwin calling a reporter a drug dealing coon.
Forrest Whittaker being accused of stealing in a New York high end bodega.
I am pretty sure there are thousands of similar stories around the country that the media will not report.
Why am I not surprised?
I have been harassed by the police, called nigga by rednecks zooming through my neighborhood, been in race related fights at school, been followed around stores, denied loans, given unusual high interest rates on other loans even though having good credit scores, suspended from school when I questioned why the White students laughed whenever we had to read Huckleberry Finn out loud in class and Jim was called a nigga, been told by teachers that Football was the best career choice for me even though I was an A-B student...etc etc...
So there is not much I can say that I have not seen when it comes to the hypocrisy of certain people in this country of ours.
But then I have to hear from a few of my White friends that America is different now and that we; Blacks, need to just move on.. not everything is race related.
So the incidents I have described above do not surprise me.
Not in the least bit.
As a matter of fact; I expect them.
And that is a damn shame.