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#AllLivesMatter and Black on Black Crime as a Semantic Weapon

#AllLivesMatter Anyone who forcefully says #AllLivesMatter says it only as a sardonic, hostile response to #BlackLivesMatter. Invariably, in the same conversation they try to convince me (or themselves) how someone deserved to die without due process of law, which suggests that they don’t really believe that all lives matter. “#AllLivesMatter. I hope if you ever need the…

Until The City Burned

Being peaceful does not equal being silent. Being peaceful does not mean being passive. Peace — let’s call it non-violence — can be constructive, creative, and confrontational. I detest this random destruction happening in Baltimore. It must be like a flashback to the 60s. The property destruction is awful. No doubt. I see a lot…

Old Man Young Rants: SAE

White friends? Is this what goes on when a bunch of you — not you personally, of course — get together and think no one else is around and listening? (I mean, I know what happens when a bunch of black people are in their element. They sit around, get loud, and talk about how…