Police Brutality

Quickie Post: Grief & Social Media

Hey folks. I don’t want to hold you up but I had this on my spirit.

With the tragic news of Mike Brown’s murder in Missouri as well as the suicide of Robin Williams, this week has been a grim reminder of many things. Police brutality, the state of being Black in America, and mental illness just to name a few.

In my experience, grief is a messy and difficult emotion. A mix of anger, despair, and sadness that is unmatched in how it affects a person. You don’t just get over grief. You don’t just talk it out once and it goes away.

We also live in a world where everyone feels like they need to share their every thought via the Internet, regardless of the topic, mundane or emotional. I’m here to tell you that you don’t.

If the people in your lives feel as thought you not making a grand statement is “offensive,” these are people who don’t live their real lives.

Part of the human experience is dealing with these types of intense moments in the way that is most fitting for your life and your emotional state.

You should also feel free to share your feelings on your page. My only ask is that you look before you respond. Posting incorrect names and information only serves to make you look inauthentic and erode whatever sentiment you were sharing.

That’s all and I hope that this week only finds a way to be better.

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When Will Being a Minority Stop Being a Crime?

Blatant acts of racism have got to stop. It’s time that we stop saying that it is just a coincidence.

So I’m sitting at work scrolling through blogs and the news when I come across this article:

https://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/man-blows-0-00-on-breathalyzer–gets-arrested-for-dwi-003450614.html

Now the reason I’m upset is because, once again, another black man is imprisoned for no damn reason. Did he break the law? Yup. That’s why you give him that traffic ticket like you should. He could have carried on with the night mad that he must pay a ticket. BUT TO LOCK HIM IN JAIL OVERNIGHT?! AFTER he passed the breathalyzer test?! I’ve had it.

I’VE HAD IT.

It is just so frustrating to be guilty of everything in life because of the color of your skin. The blessing is that with all of the technology, the unfair treatment is coming to light. The amount of videos that flood Twitter and Facebook of minorities being abused by police is sickening. The problem is that noise is being made and no one is listening. This unjust treatment continues and minorities are just supposed to bear it.

The writers of this blog are both successful, masters degree holding, law-abiding gentlemen that would like to exist without being bothered. We would like to listen to Partition as loud as possible. Sometimes, a late night craving for Taco Bell calls and we need to get a Chalupa. CAN WE DO SO WITHOUT RISKING ARREST?! No I’m not bashing the police by any means. There are some TERRIBLE people out there and without the police, we would not be protected. However, can they worry about finding those actual CRIMINALS and leave me and my late cravings ALONE?! Damn.