But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
When the only person you’ve wanted to commit to in the last 5 plus years tells you that like him, you don’t commit to anything, even though you’ve met other men and dated them to varying degrees of success but unfortunately haven’t met anyone who really does it for you on all of the levels you need things done, it brings up feelings you may not be prepared for. If you’re me.
You know that thing where you have a dream in which your (dead) mom is trying her damndest to convince you to go out with a guy you’ve known since kindergarten, and you’re all in a house that you don’t recognize and while your mom is with that dude in another room upstairs you’re chilling with his sister, who is also trying to convince you to go out with him, then he comes downstairs and you two are talking and you agree to go out with him, kiss him on the cheek and go to leave but then realize he still has the same face and haircut from elementary school, then you try to get out the front door and his dad (who is NOT his dad because you know his dad) is on the stoop blocking your exit until you kiss HIM on the cheek and then you wake up at 4:15 that morning? I know it well.