socio-political self-help and stuff
the following is an excerpt of a conversation i had with a friend about the george zimmerman not guilty verdict:
the thing is, we can’t demand the justice system to value what we don’t. until the outrage is directed within, black boys will be abused in their homes and on the streets. they will continue to lack accountability, because we as black women (collectively) are not requiring it. we don’t fight for their education. we don’t provide safe and nurturing communities where they learn to love themselves and the queens who love them. we let them create babies and go. we don’t pursue child support. we don’t demand that they be a part of their children’s lives. and we don’t make our facebook profiles black when trayvon of anacostia is found dead at the hands of someone who looks just like him… so instead of being angry with zimmerman. or florida. we’ve got to look within and see where and how we are collectively killing thousands of trayvons everyday.
and that is all i have to say about it.