“Seems to me, we don’t hear of many incidents of young unarmed white males being gunned down for running away from police, or even for resisting arrest. How many tragic losses of this nature must we endure before we’re called to conscience on this issue?”—Michael McDonald. One of the greatest singers ever. Born and raised in Ferguson. (and also white if yall didnt get the point)
WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF RACE. PERIOD. FACE THAT FACT. BECOME ONE WITH IT. AND IF YOU ARE OK WITH THAT. FIGHT ON. Cause im sorry, there is a reason why my shirt says what it does. They not killing yall. THEY KILLING US. Fight along with us. BUT KNOW THAT WE ARE WHO YOU ARE FIGHTING WITH.
Thats hate. Feel that shit. Thats what we deal with everyday. Unfounded HATE. The fear of being MURDERED AT ANY POINT AND TIME CAUSE OF HATE. Thats deep. Its scary. And its a fear you dont have to experience. Understand that AS WELL. Thank you for all of your love and support, but just be real about what this is.
Yall standing in the crowds protesting with us literally saved our lives out here. THATS NOT A GOOD THING. Because if those white folks and children werent scattered around with us…WE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN BLOWN TO BITS. THAT SHIT. Is hate. The fact that folks like Vice can go around after hours taping has nothing to do with press…And everything to do with their skin. THATS THE SAD FACT.
This aint me scolding any of you. This is me saying, FUCK THAT EQUALITY TALK UNTIL ITS EQUAL. Fight because ITS NOT EQUAL. We not the same. FIGHT TO MAKE US THAT. Our playing fields aint leveled. Know that, and fight to CHANGE IT.
Sorry yall, that shit was on my soul. This is where change starts.
Me and my homies decided to take a break from everything going on, and go have tacos late last night at Mission. We noticed that they had police walking around the new supermarket making sure that I guess…folks dont loot there. Whatever. Anyhow as we are leaving we decide to sit outside and have a longer talk, just about what we feel about everything and how we should move going forward.
While we are talking this white lady pulls up, and mumbles this long sentence, and then we heard Walmart on Page (dont even know a walmart on Page, anyhow). Shes CLEARLY drunk. She wanted to know how to get there. So someone pulls up behind her and honks their horn cause she was in the way. She slurs “Imma pull over” and makes a right onto Delmar in front of those patrolling cops.
SHE THEN PULLS UP ONTO THE CURB. HER ENTIRE TRUCK AND ALL FOUR WHEELS IS NOW ON THE SIDEWALK. And parks. Starts yammering and gets all the way out of her truck. Talking to the cops.
We then say “ahhh yeah shes going to super jail. How bold can you be to be drunk driving and pull up on the sidewalk in front of two cops??” and start laughing. We then see (what easily was) our 5th cop car pass us. We thinking they called them in for her. The looked at her truck on the sidewalk, and kept driving.
Then the wildest shit happened. She got back in her truck…and drove away.
They said and did nothing to this visibly drunken women who drove on to possibly hurt/kill someone/herself. And then did what? Focused their attention on the three black guys talking outside peacefully on the benches at Mission taco.