This blog has become a place where I can map my mental journey.
I didn’t realize how much of a unveiling exercise this was initially. The theory/concept was me coming to terms with myself as well as trying to teach others. I didn’t know enough, though. I had to put preaches into practice. Explore the world. Test beliefs etc.
What I was basically trying to say was; black people, people of color, minorities, etc. aren’t a monolith like we’ve been marketed as. Our lifestyle(s) have been commodified and certain demographics don’t quite understand that.
I was born in 1986. I feel like the world hit fast forward in the 90’s. My generation was caught up in the wild-world-wind.
60’s & Civil Rights
70’s & Economic Shifts
80’s & Drugs
90’s & Technology
00’s & War
2000-2016 is the culmination of it all, happening right now. Most of us have access to information and we’ve been turning it into intelligence.
Th.Ur.Di. was born months before the Trayvon Martin verdict. Take into consideration how society has changed since then.
Just Think: Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray .. you recognize these names. Click this link for again, just some of the police brutality victims you haven’t heard of. Ferguson, Baltimore, Hands Up Don’t Shoot, I Can’t Breathe, Black Lives Matter. Like – did all of these people, cities and sayings create themselves in a vacuum?
“Matte Black Lives, they don’t want us to shine.
Black Lives Matter, I hear it all the time.”
Th.Ur.Di. was explaining how black youth are scapegoated by the dominant culture’s capitalistic, commercialized, corporate structure. The Black Lives Matter movement is a GLEAMING example of what I was expressing. We need a collective commitment to sink the flawed public policy and institutions fostering oppression.
We need constant encouragement and upliftment of ALL black lives, ALL the time. Gay black lives, straight black lives, rich black lives, poor black lives, etc.
Let’s get in formation.