Mammy, martyr, mule, Whore
Do a split on a dick
Fall on a sword
Bite my tongue
Swallow blood
Swallow semen
By force
By friendship
By duty
I believed I could heal you
Help you heal wholly
My skin as your bandages
Because I believe your wounds
But my bruises and blood
Are lies
I suppose I do deserve
To carry water for you while I die of thirst
I do your share and mine
While you criticize, shame and deflect
Your protection comes with conditions that can never be met
Can’t build kingdoms on the shifting sand of your delusion
Headwraps to hide my migraines
My pain
My anger
All valid I own my disgust
I’m done carrying your water
Being your mule

Fiyah Angelou

NBC: Enough Is Enough

The habitual line steppers at NBC Universal have gone from toeing the line, to jumping completely over it with the insanely racist, pro-human trafficking, family-friendly sitcom, Mail Order Family. The show revolves around a single father who buys a Filipino woman to come and live with him and raise his two, teen-aged daughters.


The series is supposed to be loosely based on Jackie Clarke’s life. “Her father had his children look through a catalog for a potential wife to be mailed over from the Philippines. He bought a wife and both lived unhappily together for several years. Clarke’s new stepmother not only rejected her attempts at closeness but also divorced her father after discovering he had a secret family in the Philippines. Eventually, Clarke’s father abandoned his kids to be with his new family in the Philippines as well. And now her story is being turned into a comedy.”


Words cannot convey my disgust with the gall of every person who has touched this story and script.


A petition has begun, calling to pull the show and fire the writer and producers.

Alfred Olango, 30

Police in the California city of San Diego shot and killed a mentally ill, unarmed black man after his sister called the department for assistance.


Police from the El Cajon suburb released a statement late on Tuesday night, several hours after the shooting outside the Broadway Village shopping centre, confirming that the man died in hospital. His family have named him as 30-year-old Alfred Olango.


Police had been called over by Olango’s sister, who said that he was acting strangely and not himself. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was filmed by a bystander who posted the clip live to Facebook. That video has been viewed almost 40,000 times.


“Why couldn’t you tase him? I told you he is sick. And you guys shot him!” Olango’s sister can be heard telling officers in the video. “I called police to help him, not to kill him.”


Jeff Davis, the El Cajon police chief, said that the man was not armed. He added that Olango ignored calls to remove his hands from his pockets and pulled out an object. Olango then pointed the object in a “shooting stance” towards two officers, prompting one of the officers to open fire, Davis said.


Local news agency CBS8 reported that “several witnesses alleged that the officers were unduly quick to open fire and suggested that their actions had been influenced by the fact that they were dealing with a black man, one they described as mentally challenged”.


“One man angrily told reporters at the news conference that the victim was suffering a seizure prior to the shooting, and another described seeing him with his hands raised at the moment the shots sounded,” CBS8 said.


The shooting spurred protests at the scene for several hours, alleging police racism. Demonstrations were also later held outside the police department.


The department released a photo still taken from a mobile phone video of the moment. Police said an object had been recovered from the scene, but did not say what that object was.


According to Mapping Police Violence, Olango has become the 217th black American to be killed by police so far this year.



Why Does Everything Have to Do With Race?

There are interesting, usually unasked, questions that are unintentionally answered in the course of discussion. I’m always fascinated by the views others provide you when they engage people. Those views always prove useful in future interactions/discussions. 


To paraphrase George Orwell, white people have prejudices about people of color because American culture has normalized whiteness, but the fact that people of color act “differently” further entrenches the “obvious correctness” of a white cultural norm.

Why is it normal to eat with a fork instead of chopsticks?

Why is it normal for a man to wear a suit to a business meeting instead of a loose, colorfully printed robe?

Why is it normal to sit in a chair instead of on the floor?

Why is a woman in a long gown and a bonnet accepted — archaic, perhaps, but accepted? Why is a nun wearing a black gown and habit accepted? Why is a woman in a burka and hijab somehow threatening?

Why do we teach the way we do? Write our laws the way we do? In short, why is our society the way it is?



“When a white person says ‘It’s not about race,’ they are pretty much always saying it when a Black person, or a Latino person, or a Muslim person is not acting the way a white European would act or wants them to act.”

(John Metta)