“A mi no me gusta lo felano,” she quipped………. “But I don’t think they should be treated like that.”
And that stuck with me. Like that.
It is no secret that Latinos are a titch racist, with each other, that’s the ironic part. And when an elder is on a tirade? Ay dios mio, forget it.
But there is one thing that sets our America apart from the rest, and that is our violent history that even real racists would condone. La cubana kept going with her story,
“They have access to care.”
“They have access to protection.”
“They have access to food.”
“They have access to housing. Lejos de mi, far from me a mi no me importa it don’t matter to me.”
“And Yeah I don’t like them, a mi no me gusta lo felano.”
“But I don’t think they should be treated like that.” And that is where the problem is.
I’m not saying at all that it’s OK to not like minority groups, black people. Never mind that I am half-brown, I’ve been told many a time I’m white so for the purpose of this post, I am white.
What I am saying is we should be against killing black people. I found it very interesting with la cubana that with her racism she was unequivocally for health care, housing, protection and food, why?
Because with holding basic human services and goods would be anti-human, “I don’t think they should be treated like that.”
And you know it’s funny that I always pivot back to current events even when my original goal was comedy. I suppose I can do both, I hope so.
You know over time I’ve become less political, much less, or only personally so and not willing to divulge much because everything is twitter angry these days. But when I watch our country burn I think the only response is to weep.
At this point, I am an older millennial. Take that, baby boomers. Can they get off my jock now? xoxo
I can nearly see why these young kids are rioting, I mean what else do they have to do? The pandemic took away their schools and their jobs. Without anything to do, this is what people do. I’m not saying this to make an excuse, I’m just telling the truth.
And where are the parents of these children? I’m telling you, I’m TELLING YOU, I cannot go to the bathroom in my house without my parents coming to find me.
And as someone generously of affluent means I will say this, I miss working in the hood. I said it, I meant it. People of affluent backgrounds need to end their timidity, come forward and assert themselves. I have used my degree for GOOD. We must use our powers for good, to bridge the divide and draw connections, instead of increase our class and further isolate ourselves.
And now I cannot even go there and work. I can only watch Live Facebook feeds where people narrate a riot which is exactly what happened last night in Waukegan. “Esta caliente la cosa……..” This shit’s hot, they say.
I can only help affluent, rich people like myself now, further widening the divide, this makes me SICK!
And who taught me how to be tolerant, to use my powers for GOOD? My white Southern Daddy.
And it’s my white Southern Daddy that tells me he would vote for Mr. Bingle over Donald Trump and son of a gun I can finally see his point. I honestly found our president very amusing because crazy is as crazy does. Women are commonly pegged as crazy, so what can I say? A crazy man in the flesh is retribution, that is, until your country is on fire.
And when the country is on fire, it is everybody’s problem! Is President Donald Trump going to pacify this situation or throw gasoline on the fire to fire up his own base?
I’m not trying to be political, I don’t know who I’m voting for. You either want to watch the world burn, or you are the change you want to see in the world. Which is it and you cannot be both. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen men pick FIGHTS with me when dating. Have men always been this foolish?
I don’t need to fight, to prove I’m right.
Thank you for reading!