Trump’s Presidency Actually Is Normal Though…

This article was originally posted at Water Cooler Convos and has been reposted with permisson.

 

White people’s shock bores me. It’s that kind of bored that makes me just want to change the channel on whiteness and look for better programming.

I’m tired of the stressed out, anxious, hypertensive, frenetic whiteness that has been bubbling up everywhere since Trump shape-shifted from Agent Orange to President-Elect. The more white people try to pretend that Trump’s election is some sort of outlier, the more they deny the systems that allow them to be shocked in the first place.

Police Chief Association President Apologizes For Past Wrongdoings Against People of Color

Police have a long history of conflict with communities of color for a very, very long time. It’s not too much of a stretch to assume that this checkered past plays a role in today’s strained relationship between the two. Terrence Cunningham, president of the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, took the opportunity to apologize. 

Go Ahead, Be Mad At Beyoncé’s Blackness

The very nature of racism has existed in every sphere and realm for quite sometime; in music, film, TV, financial services, and media as a workplace, we are often avoiding the true nature of sharing our experiences as Black individuals. But, in my 21 years of living, I’ve never witnessed a more bold, appreciative, and unapologetic Black History Month. Everyone is making moves, even the Queen Bey herself.