I realized today that I spent most of my summer indoors because it was way too hot. During the summer, I usually walk downtown and sit outside the neighborhood restaurants. (Have to remind them Black people exist in the town.?) Instead, I sat inside computer coding and catching up on my favorite shows.
It was too beautiful today to not sit outside. I’m normally a Starbucks girl (Shh! Don’t tell them!). However, today I lounged with my pumpkin spice latte at Track Five. The coffee was great and the seat was a perfect for people-watching. Glad I took the time to sit outside and enjoy the weather.
“It’s all fine to say, ‘Time will heal everything, this too shall pass away. People will forget’ – and things like that when you are not involved, but when you are there is no passage of time, people do not forget and you are in the middle of something that does not change.”
I don’t have time for subtle northern racism. I know I should be used to it after growing up in New Jersey. However, when it does appear, it’s as annoying as that nasty mosquito that won’t leave you alone. Now that 2016 has become the “Year of the Racist” with constant updates on television and Twitter, I don’t have time to deal with people’s issues about my Black skin.
For so many who fail to see the problem, it only takes one person with open eyes, author Stephen King, to state the obvious. But then again, he understands how anarchy could lead us into a dystopian society: he published Running Man as Richard Bachman.