Black on Black crime is a myth. It’s not a thing. It’s false. A lie. Or, at least, if it is a thing, then so is white on white crime, but no one ever talks about that, because it’s easier to believe that black folks are inherently violent so that when communities of color try to have a discussion about racism in the justice system, people who would rather ignore gross injustices can point fingers and yell, “BLACK ON BLACK CRIME” to shut down any discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline or policies in this country that lead to black folks being locked up at higher rates than white folks (or gunned down without recourse, *ahem*.)
When Mrs. Obama was roughly 12 minutes into her 20-minute remarks at a home in Northwest Washington, a woman at the front of a crowd of about 200 people began shouting for President Obama to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But where Mr. Obama, more accustomed to such interruptions, typically waits in place for the protester to stop and perhaps acknowledges the complaint, his wife chose direct confrontation.
Michelle Obama with the, “OK, what we not gon’ do is…”
Well, it’s official: The nine most frightening words to cross a television screen are: “Executive Produced, Created, Written and Directed By Tyler Perry.”
The shade here is so strong, I’m looking for sunlight now.
Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.
– Truman Capote
Substitute “writing” for book and my name for Truman Capote’s, and I could have written this.
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.-Marsha Norman