Black America and The Road to Perdition The police: armed and EXTREMELY dangerous Well, look at what we have here! Another day, another attempt by the media to condition black people and the causes they hold dearest to their hearts to silence. Well, guess what? Not. On. My. Watch. a refresher course: because American history seems to be lacking in AMERICAN schools these days How often I traipse this globe and see how people that look like me in countries where their numbers are less than one percent to near non-existent…conditioned to silence by the majority who want nothing more than to take the parts that they cherish and throw the rest… AWAY. So when I say that the rest of the world is looking at black America with a wide-eyed lens, trust me… They are. it’s time for a M O V E M E N T Black Americans should consider themselves lucky that they have the ability to voice their concerns as black people in other areas of the world are forced to stay silent and mute. Black Americans should not take for granted the forefathers that laid it all on the line just for them to have something as people of color elsewhere in the world have been conditioned to accept what they are given as if they are un-worthy of parity and equality. So as we watch it begin to slowly disintegrate, be chipped away, gnawed from our core, we have one option and one option only. Fight. this selective memory by the white majority is killing US Whether that means peaceful non-violence or the violence that sets streets a-blaze, we obviously have to do something because this era of nothingness is literally killing us. So if we are being called savages in the media, know that we are not. We are being hunted like prey and we are not animals. We are being treated like second or third class citizens when we pay taxes like everyone else. If it takes violence to shake up this current system that has the law (for now) on their side, then maybe that is what needs to occur. By any means necessary does not necessarily mean violence, but what it does mean is that an action requires a RE-action. So as the police continue to kill black men and women as the law pats them on the back, we do not need to be silent. Silence is violence. Be HEARD. Related posts: Op/Ed: Why Black Body Parts Matter, But Not Black Lives People of Color and the Violence of Silence The Jilt and Juxtaposition In America and Abroad The Ghosts of Selma Reverberate and Resonate TristonXADES MultimediaTriston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, ‘Heaux Confessionals’. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world’s most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide. Brace yourself. ======= ** support by www.neffmarksman.com ** Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.