How to Manage Your Emotions After Hearing About Yet Another Case of Police Brutality

5 Aug

Every day it seems another black person is killed by the police. We all know the statistics. We’ve all seen the video footage. We’ve all felt an increasing outrage at the fact that black people live in danger from a system that neither protects nor serves.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven to work pissed off about another case of police brutality. And the only thing I can do about my anger in that very moment is crank up Kendrick Lamar as I roll into the parking lot not giving a single fuck about who hears the blaring music. Then I stroll into the office and pray to God no one asks me how I feel about the incident before I’ve calmed down with my morning tea.

But like protestors quoting one of Kedrick’s latests: “We gon be alright.”

To help manage your anger, fatigue and other feelings about current race relations in the U.S., these two creative examples of black excellence have a few solutions (that also happen to be funny):

Calling in Black

Racial Discussion Fatigue Syndrome

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5 Responses to “How to Manage Your Emotions After Hearing About Yet Another Case of Police Brutality”

  1. iamsunnyd August 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM #

    It’s hitting close to home for me. I know what has been going on, but somehow in the back of my head i never thought it could happen in my town, but it has. A 14 year old boy was shot mulitple times, and it looks shady!

    http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/08/trenton_14yearold_was_unarmed_shot_7_times.html#incart_2box_mercer_index.ssf

    It’s getting sad.

    Like

  2. Dr. Rex August 6, 2015 at 4:17 AM #

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Feelings and sense of fatigue of anyone who has a heart …. #BlackLivesMatter ..

    Like

  3. Xena August 6, 2015 at 12:54 AM #

    Reblogged this on We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident and commented:
    I really enjoyed the videos!

    Like

  4. kelley August 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM #

    I’m calling in Black.. o o no, it’s not contagious! bwahaha

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mr. Militant Negro August 5, 2015 at 2:09 PM #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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