Weekend Reads #107: Anger

You ever feel so angry and frustrated that it’s as if the emotions are choking you? That’s how I feel. Angry, frustrated, exhausted, and powerless.

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve tried to stay on top of news and politics, but the more updates I consume, the more angry and frustrated I get. I mean… yo! Jacob Blake was shot 7 TIMES!! in his back. By the police. In front of his kids! While walking toward his SUV after trying to break up a fight. What??!!

And a White kid was going around the same area (Kenosha, Wis.) toting a big-ass gun and shooting protesters; he was able to walk by the police with his gun and go home WITHOUT getting shot by the police… or stopped by them. Apparently, he got a bottle of water from them.

This is fucking crazy world. A crazy country.

I won’t even mention what’s going on in politics regarding the antics and some of the shit said at the RNC. I just…

UGH!!!

20 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #107: Anger

  1. Yeah, when I learned about all of this a few days ago I was literally like…..Idk, I kind of wanted to quit life for a bit. Like, everything in these two situations is so incredibly fucked up.

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  2. It’s exhausting to keep up with all the awful things happening and overwhelming to think about trying to change things, or if we can even make the change happen. I hate it so much. You’re definitely not alone in this feeling.

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  3. It’s disheartening to wake up every day to the blatant racism & violence in this country towards black people. I’m either angry or broken hearted by the time I go to bed as the mother of a black son. I won’t even go into the RNC cause it really feels that once again come November we we’ll be voting for the lesser of two evils. It’s frustrating, you are not alone in this sentiment. Sending you love & light during these dark times. ❤

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    1. Thanks.
      It is very frustrating, and that’s how I feel about this election too — voting for the lesser of two evils, so hopefully it’ll carry us in the right direction.

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  4. Things are so crazy. I’m thankful that we have the technology to finally be able to SHARE what has been happening to black and brown bodies all along. There’s still a lot of doubt that racism is even a factor in American life, but it’s getting harder and harder for folks to argue with the footage they’re seeing. I’m optimistic that people are even willing to CONSIDER that systemic racism is real — we’ll get there. Real change is coming. And it’s okay to rest, take care of yourself, and know that there are others out there to help with the cause. You are not alone!!

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    1. I’m trying to be optimistic too but these days my pessimism about things grow stronger. I do hope this is a rough patch before something better, some improvement, comes along.

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  5. It can be so much to take in and I honestly find myself emotionally exhausted at times. It’s hard to keep up to date on things that are going on because everything just feels so heavy. I hate how things just seem to be getting worse, even as we try to fight for what’s right. It’s incredibly heart wrenching

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