- ~About the GA Lottery~
- Girl: How much is it worth?
- Boy: $640 million...shoot, you'd have a great chance of winning the Hunger Games. At least that's a 1 in 24 chance of winning.
Oh hey. You were in one of my dreams earlier today! All I remember though is that you had this new great hairdo that you ain’t want to get wet in the rain. So we got in your SUV and drove off. Awesome story, right? I know.
Hahaha…I actually want to cut my hair off! Wouldn’t that be cool?
I get on Twitter and I swear every Greek org has some announcement.
- Sigmas have a line coming.
- Kappas offering “Eat The Box” classes. Someone said that ladies should sign-up with a Kappa if interested. Shouldn’t this class be offered to all the men who have no clue what they’re doing? Ummm…did their advisors know about this?
- AKAs got a line coming…during Zeta week.
- Everybody and they mama got a week coming up.
I’m just waiting to see who else has something to say.
Brittany is never getting “tatted up.” I’ll go watch you get one though.
As I sat in the library today reading archive SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) newsletters I found myself fighting back tears. I clicked over to my Facebook page and saw photos of my peers protesting at Tate in all black in support of Trayvon Martin. I had already heard about Fox News Anchor Geraldo Rivera saying Black and Hispanic kids who wear hoodies are pretty much asking for trouble. Since when has this article of clothing been a sign for a death request? It made me start thinking about how I wore a hoodie Sunday evening to an Executive meeting and Walmart because my hair was partially done. From my walk to the SLC from the Tate parking deck I was fair game for a UGA police officer to shoot at or anyone with a gun who looked at me as being “suspicious” as I walked to room 251. My blood could have been all over the floor of Walmart as I bought Ramen Noodles and black printer ink. All of this would be deemed as “appropriate” because as a minority I should know hoodies make me look as if I’m about to starting shooting or breaking into cars. Well I’m so glad to finally know this because my chances of surviving in the United States should skyrocket. I think not.
Let me say this, in my personal opinion there are only two true minority groups in the United State and that is Black and Hispanic. I’m sure some people of other ethnic groups might highly disagree, but if you look at the prison system, education, and jobs these are the two groups that face the most obstacles. For Blacks its been that way since the first group of slaves sat foot in Virginia by force. Being a child of parents who were very young children during the Civil Rights Movement I was rather sheltered as to the racism in America from the past. I can remember asking my Dad if he had to have old, tattered school books passed down from white schools and asking my Mom if she went to an all Black school. Neither of them seemed to have memory of this. Black children don’t recognize the baggage that comes along with having the beautiful skin tones that we have. For me I have memories of going to the hair store with my Mom as a four year old looking for shampoo and conditioner, but as I got older I began to notice the store owners following us around to make sure we didn’t take anything or as they called it “Making Sure You Don’t Need Help.” I can even go back to this past Tuesday and think about how one of my coworkers called me “Blackie” and saw nothing wrong with it. Unfortunately all of this comes along with the territory of being Black and unfortunately we had to be reminded of this with the death of Trayvon Martin.
Maybe I’m feeling all of this because I’m taking Modern African American Experience and Civil Rights Movement classes, and learning about all of the murders of Black men by the hands of a white man or a group of them has triggered something. Maybe I’m just realizing that there will never be social equality when it comes to the law and Blacks. Maybe I’m realizing that my brother or cousins’ could have been the young man pleading for his life walking back from the store. Maybe I realize that in another 25 years I could have a 17 year old Black son that I send to the store for cake mix who never returns home. Whatever it is something has to change in this world because fifty-six years after Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi I should not have to be sitting here making parallels between what took place with his death and what seems to be taking place with Trayvon’s death.
Well here’s something Americans need to realize. The people in hoodies, the ones that scare you so much and look suspicious, you don’t have to fear them. The people you need to fear are in suits. The ones who work in the justice system, make laws for your everyday life, and control some of your favorite businesses. Not a 17 year old Black boy wearing a hoodie carrying a pack of Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea.
Oh and yes I know Zimmerman is some type of Hispanic.
STOP!!!! What did you say??!
Wellllllllll I told him not to call me that because it’s a derogatory term and he needed to take a Modern AFAM course. His reply was, “My friends are modern African Americans and they don’t care.”