I called my mother this morning to remind her not to get caught up in the hype. This is nothing new. It is more of the same for many of us. I reminded her that we are Black, we are immigrants, we have always seen this country for what it is, and today, with him in office, that has not changed. But what might change (now that he’s in) is us.
Maybe more of us will feel compelled to stay the course when we have a vision to better ourselves.
Maybe more of us will see each other through eyes of love and compassion, because the wolf is no longer hiding behind policies and rhetoric; the wolf is all up in our faces now, telling us what our stolen ancestors knew. And what our people sitting unjustly in prisons or rotting in graves after their state-sanctioned murders happened already knew.
May all of this shit inspire all of us to stop hoping the system can change for us and our children/families, and start doing more work together to change our dependency on this system.