In response to a post on a friend's FB page. This about have Blacks done 'any' better since the Obama era. Well I couldn't help, but grind out another sermon on the matter.
Having been a Colored person in good standing for some time now. I have to say we're as fucked now as we ever have been. Oh sure a few perks here, and there. I mean I can stand in the front of the bus with everyone else instead of comfortably sitting in back, and can get dragged into jury duty.
Other than that, and the odd sitcom here, and there...we're fucked.
I fear we always will be too. I sit, and watch as other brown ethnic groups happily climb past us on the ladder. Our problems are a tad unique what with being the object of this republic's Original Sin.
There's a weird hate/guilt thing about us.
White folks feel kinda twitchy morally about us, but let the police deal with it.
"Hey com'on" they say. "I have Negro friends,...eh in a way...sort of." Yeah I have white ones too who on the whole have shown their true color when the shit hit the fan. That is with the gleeful exception of my Jewish, Queer, and Commie white pals. They stood their ground. Mostly because the guns are pointed at them too.
I said before not only are we despised, but because of the unique, and extreme nature of our persecution, second only to the actual Genocide of the Native folks, we hate, and despise ourselves. Witness the hair straightening industry, and our slaughtering each other by the thousands each year.
So not only are we getting death, and destruction from outside, but we're doing a hell of a job on ourselves.
You'll recall how a black honor student was murdered in a school yard to the cheers of damn near the whole school.
His crime was trying to be white. ...by excelling academically.
We hold our ignorance, and poverty as virtues now. The same way poor whites hold their ignorance, and guns as holy. So yeah thanks Obama for being there, but it ain't made a shit's worth of difference for most black folks. We remain except for our tiny middle class...fucked, and seem happy to stay that way.
To be continued till shit gets better...for everybody.
"Collect the Whole Set!"