New Year New Beginnings?
I never thought that the Civil Rights Movement would have a sequel. I never thought I would see the police assault peaceful protesters with tear gas. I never thought they would declare war on us.
I always knew that there were a different set of rules for those who did not fit into the "norm". You can be black but don't be too black. You can be gay but turn down the flamboyance. You can be a feminist but maybe don't talk about the wage gap at dinner parties. We make people uncomfortable by our presence alone. And so we put our heads down and work hard and cling to the hope that if we follow these rules that everything will be okay. Because that's what was promised.
But what we do when the tacit agreement is broken? The injustice is so clear and yet there are still who choose to be blind to it. It's enough to make you want to shake somebody.
On a happier note, hair stuff...
Until Next Time...