“Race is there, and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine How fucking exhausting it is living it.”
Absolutely goes in on em’. Was a little iffy at first about humor being mixed in with the murder of a young man, but the message in the latter half of his rant is loud and clear.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. That’s my viewpoint that I will never back down on. Although I highly disagree with a lot of people that are on the opposite side of me on this issue and I also think they are fucking retarded, I respect the fact that you are allowed to have an opinion. After all, support of civil rights and women’s suffrage were once unpopular opinions. So we always have to preserve that ability.
What I have ZERO respect for, are the people that try to silence your opinion and give a whole bunch of bullshit reasons to why something shouldn’t be discussed. They are the worst people on this planet.
That was a real appalling sentiment I saw from this media coverage on Ferguson. All those people saying they are tired of talking about race. Really? You are tired of hearing about it? WHY THE FUCK DO YOU THINK WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT? Because it’s a real, REAL problem in this country. The crazy thing is, for the amount of injustice black people face on a daily basis, it’s not even talked about that much! Just take the cab situation for a second. Non-black people reading this, have you ever seen an empty cab skip you? You are literally fucking SHOCKED and beyond ANGRY. That happens to anyone that is black, literally every time. Whenever SMF or Dreamville goes out, it’s an on-going joke that it’s Wave’s job to get the cabs. I stand on the street and wave cabs down because they will literally blow by anyone that isn’t white. We joke about it and even accept it as part of life. If this was reverse and all the white people couldn’t get cabs, it would be the biggest fucking deal EVER. It’s all the media would talk about. White people would go berserk until it’s solved. But when it’s black people, then “we are tired of hearing about race”.
Another touch point I’m glad he brought up, is the ridiculous notion that we should be talking about all the other black on black crimes, or other murders in the world. What? So let me get this straight, because an un-armed teen is shot by a cop, instead of discussing that we should focus on ALL other murders. Are we God? We can’t be omnipresent and omnipotent. That’s just not how shit works. Something occurred, and we are discussing that. When the Sandy Hook school shooting happened, do we say “why are we talking about Sandy Hook? Why not talk about all the other school shootings and violence?” If I have sex with your wife, and you get upset about it, is an acceptable response from me “well why are you talking about this when there were 44 other wives fucked in Chicago last weekend?” HELL NO. It’s impossible to discuss every topic all the time. Just because other injustices occur in the world, does not mean we can’t discuss a particular injustice. You realize that shit makes literally no sense right?
You are allowed to have an opinion. You are allowed to be passionate about your opinion. But you have to show basic human qualities such as compassion and empathy. Listen and understand how people feel. You don’t have to agree with them when it’s all said and done. But trying to silence this opinion for ridiculous reasons is not how we will progress as a society.