I had a encounter with this recently. Someone that I knew in childhood, was trying force their beliefs on whoever didnt agree, and discredit what some scholars have been sharing for 20+ years. Sad to say this person went as far as to bring my character into question. If religion is supposed to be about love, there needs to be a re-training session for how to display that love across the board. I am unapologetic about the way I think and it should be respected. This article was extremely on point and I'm glad to know that there are other people out there who are also on the non-religious tip.
I love this article! You had me dying laughing! Great perspective about Bible Thumpers and warm weather. They can be some very persistent people who don't like the word 'no'! Lol
You my good Sir are a retard. You do realize the people selling the heroin are real deal Mexican cartel and will not hesitate to blow ur brains out. Honestly their more likely to cut you up with a machete and should you tell the police and your name be on the any sort of paper work they will literally kill your family. Stay your Gomer pile ass in your house before you get killed you bitch ass police. You don't kno w anything about that life and need to keep it that way before you get hurt. Mind your own f*cking business
Also just to add: I voted for Bernie in the primaries and think he would be a wonderful president. But he honestly has some of the most annoying and self-righteous supporters. They are on the complete opposite plane of Trump, but remain as whiny and entitled. And I really think they are something that is turning people off of Bernie, and that's unfortunate. Also the white Bernie fans who keep saying "I don't understand why minorities aren't voting for Bernie; don't they know what's good for them?" Please stop. You're not helping.
Most everyone who says these things is a Bernie fan. "I'm not going to vote if Hillary gets the nomination." Yeah, you dumb bandwagon fuck, don't vote & let Trump become President. Hillary is only slightly more moderate than Bernie, and she's just as liberal as Elizabeth Warren. Suck it up and pick the ~lesser evil~
Great column, and a needed one. Thanks. "I'm probably not going to vote. It's just not exciting like it was last time with Obama." And "We don't really know how any of this works." Umm, maybe consider that voting is about the overall good of the country, not about your personal sense of excitement or coolness. And, you know, there IS a metric ton of info available on "how any of this works." Thanks again, and keep leading those horses to water.
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We need to deport all those damn job stealing latinos, put the queer loving race baiting lefties in prison and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
@keesh thank you for you reading and sharing your thoughts.
@Hector Cruz Thank you man for such high praise. We all need to understand the power in our voices and walking and expressing our truth. Please keep doing your part and expressing through your own unique and important voice!
Great Article I totally agree. People are too judgemental now a days. You can't do anything without something being SAID!!
Keep up the good work. It's people like you that help the rest of us to find a voice for issues such as this. I am so thankful for you and for having met you. I always walk away inspired by your words and your knowledge of subjects that impact US. Your views are never mired in hatred nor are they bound by societal norms....it's refreshing to have a friend,teacher,mentor that promotes such positivity and unity.
@Brianca Foster I agree and I too am hopeful that these latest efforts by artists like Beyonce and Lamar will inspire other artist to follow suit and fearlessly express themselves using their talents and respective platforms. Thank you for reading and sharing your perspective!
@Sincerely Schan Thank you!
@smcraven I too do not miss the constant pressure of having to check my blackness in a corporate environment while consistently negotiating micro aggressive attitudes and behavior. Thank you for sharing your experience and your thoughts on the subject.
@Katherine Smith A truly wonderful reference to Invisible Man and thank you for sharing and reading.
Love this article!!!! I most definitely agree 100% Mr. Easley!!! And very proud and applaud Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar to make a stand for our culture and to express who and where we came from through out history and also the overcoming of many obstacles. And not only they done that but gave black Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, Jazz, Neo soul, and etc artists for this generation now the free mind and ways to express even more boldly on how they truly feel about what's going on now. Love love love and truly thank you for sharing this also!!!! Much love!!!
Great article Charles Easley. I can relate to your meeting experience as I have had several situations with the same results. If the other meeting attendees are not rushing for the door because you spoke up and expressed your opinion, they are complaining that you are too hostile. This leads to one of the biggest reasons for leaving corporate and becoming an entrepreneur. I am enjoying the freedom to pursue my thoughts, opinions and/or ideas without worrying of glass ceilings or negative reviews because I openly disagree with the upper management (those that do not look like me).
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