Why would you be outraged?
Your life isn’t being affected
Your heart doesn’t skip a beat
When you see the men in blue
You don’t break out into a sweat
When face to face with the police
How could you be outraged?
You have a certain peace of mind
You don’t have to instruct your child
Drill into his childish still developing mind
All the possible ways things go wrong
When his path crosses with the police
Why are you not outraged?
You are blinded by your own platitudes
You hide in your bubble of personal reality
Blissfully unaware of your privileges
Content to put on your rose-colored glasses
Annoyed to have to deal with our issues
Should you be outraged?
Examine your conscience, consult your god
If you were one of us would you be?
If you were one of us what would you do?
But aren’t you? Aren’t you one of us?
Are you not also an American?

Muriel Vieux
April 19th, 2021
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19 Apr
We always knew…

We knew about the resentment brewing
From affirmative action to special needs
We saw the bitterness rising in their hearts

We knew about the racism that was concealed
Only coming out under cover of darkness
Expressed where no one could see it Image
We knew about the rage that was suppressed
Lurking in shadows just waiting and waiting
For the opportunity to lash out and bite

We knew about the steaming hatred
Couched in seemingly benign actions and words
Carefully hidden behind bogus smiles
We knew America hadn’t really changed
Despite the laws, and the policies
Worthless words written on worthless papers

We knew because every single day
Thousands of us lived inside the reality
Thousands of us felt the sting of racism
Read 4 tweets
18 Apr
Let’s keep it real
Don’t give me crap
About not talking back
If I was white
It would be all right

Let’s keep it real
Saying I’m not complying
You know you’re just lying
Another black in the pipeline
Rich pockets being lined
I’m resisting arrest?
You’re sitting on my chest
Or kneeling on my neck
I’m resisting arrest?
My hands are up in the air
Think I’m doing jazz hands ?
Let’s keep it real
Ain’t nothing for me to do
that can change the things you do
I can be asleep in my bed
You still manage to shoot me dead

Let’s keep it real
Each time I see the likes of you
I wonder if will I make it through
Each encounter with you
Is one I might not survive
Read 5 tweets
17 Apr
@ROLANDMARTIN @GOP @AllenWest just watched a segment of the Roland Martin and this is my comments on that segment which concerned the history of republicans and democrats with racism.
Just because republicans did something in the past does not negate what they are doing now and you have certainly fallen not only far from the tree but in a different forest altogether! Today it is the republicans that are the party of white supremacy and voter suppression.
Republicans keep reminding us that it was republicans that did this or that in regard to racism and discrimination in the past, as the song says, “what have you done for me lately?”.
Read 8 tweets
16 Apr
There is something wrong....
1) We do not want white people to die at the hands of the police, we want black people to survive police encounters also. Why is that so hard to understand? There is something wrong with the way the police "protects and serves" minority communities.
2) When you defend a person's right to carry arms as their 2nd Amendment rights but jump to "he had a gun" to excuse the shooting of a black person, there is something wrong.
3) When you think it's perfectly natural that a 12-year-old playing with a toy gun ends up dead because the policemen were scared, there is something wrong.
Read 17 tweets
15 Apr
Educating @TuckerCarlson
Lesson 4 – Demographics
On April 13th, without meaning to you stumbled truth! did it hurt? I hope so! You stated “when demographics change, whom people vote for changes”
intro 2) I would say well done, but we all know you meant that white supremacists were not in the majority anymore. But do you don’t seem to know what demographics are…
1-Race and ethnicity are of course demographics, but so are religion, age, gender, social-economic standing, profession, sexual orientation, education levels, religion, even which city you live in…. and nationality.
Read 11 tweets
14 Apr
Educating @TuckerCarlson
Lesson 3 – How to do research on the internet
Last night you said you could not find information on the vaccine nor had any idea why they were being administered. Once again it seems your research method of not looking for truth has failed you.
1-There are several search engines that allows you to search contents on the internet, one such search engine is called google, spelled G O O G L E. google.com
2-Once in your search engine you type the keywords you are searching for, in this case, vaccines, covid 19, effectiveness, reliability, side effects to name just a few keywords you could use. cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
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