We all see this rampant behavior & the amount of pressure to DO SOMETHING is starting to weigh in on individuals & businesses who care about what they see going wrong. Several families have members not even speaking because of differences in beliefs. Friendships are breaking after conversations on privilege or is it ok to trap families in cages. This pressure is exactly what we need in order to get some real change happening. It also is hard to see so many break ups. At the same time we got people that don't know what to do or don't really care, They toss BLM all over everything so they dont look out the loop. The one thing that can't be taught is authenticity. As a Black woman it’s hard to believe in every BLM sign that I see. As I walk through the gengirfied streets of Portland, OR I wonder what messages are these homes sending out that have signs in their windows. Are they unaware of the damage to Black lives they've caused just by being a part of gentrification?
Shoulders are heavy right now and it doesn't seem to be a release in sight. Besides our jobs, voting, BLM or personal relationships. This current economy is weighing in at home too. Many of us parents have also become school teachers. For working parents we can’t even tell you if our kids are truly going to school. In my household my daughter is the teacher because I work and I've witnessed her literally in class under a blanket. I recall walking into her room and saying “wake up for school”. She peels back her blanket from over her head and says “ Mom I am in school” as I saw the laptop lay next to her head. I knew then that this online school system is for the birds.
The pressure is coming from all directions right now for everyone. Having good weed is crucial right now. Bust out your favorite glass piece or roll that blunt and toke up. Because this pressure is not about to let up.