luv u (except if ur white then...we have to make a proposition here sry).
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.
Coming to Tumblr really opened my eyes to a lot of things that I took for granted. To put it in perspective, I started really thinking about race (in terms of my own actions) when I started following the Troy Davis story about two weeks before his murder at the hands of the state. That’s not a very long time. I am a BABY when it comes to this stuff. Even growing up the way that I did didn’t prepare me to actively counter a thing that has always benefited me.
If I wasn’t white, I would be in jail. At the very least I would have a felony (maybe two, possibly three). A few years ago I was involved in something (I won’t go into it here because people have already tried to use my personal life against me in about every way possible) that ended with me being an inch from being arrested. To give you an idea, it was connected to a gun violation. Not only would this have left me with a felony on my record, but my gun rights would have been revoked. This would have ensured that I wouldn’t have been able to get the job I have today. I have a job and a clean record because a cop decided not to arrest me.
That was the third time a cop decided not to arrest me.
In Confederate central.
That ain’t coincidence.
I would be in jail if I wasn’t white.
Instead, I’m a federal firearms dealer.
Think about that one, a minute.
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