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What has Changed since June 2014?

*taps mic* 

Is this thing on?

As I said in my last post, it’s been almost 3 years since I posted on the Veronica site. No fault of this muse. Grrrrl, I told her … *laughs* Anyway, yes, it’s been a while and in that timeframe what have we seen?

  1. New President. UGH don’t get me started
  2. Inequality coming to the forefront
  3. The racist roaches coming out the woodwork
  4. More awareness of whitewashing in books, TV, and movies
  5. Black Lives Matter

The list goes on and on. And yet, men are STILL walking around with their pants hanging off their asses. TELL ME WHY THIS IS STILL A THING!

*clears throat*

Yes, there has been a lot of changes. I believe the biggest thing has to be the awareness or the “woke” thing. I myself have gone through a sort of metamorphosis because things still aren’t equal or fair in the world and it’s got to change.

Like now would be excellent.

The new political climate is scary at best. When my rights as a woman are being decided by a bunch of stinky old white men, there is a problem. Not only that, the government is putting their noses where they don’t belong. They claim to be Christian, but they aren’t. You can’t use religion for your backwards ideals. It doesn’t work that way.

And then, there’s those roaches. Thank you social media for bringing these clowns out the woodwork. You might blame it on #45. Yep, I’m not going to say his name. However, it isn’t all his fault. Suddenly, people who have distinct problems with people of color are making their hatred known. White nationalist is the nice way of saying I hate everyone who isn’t white.

Yes. White supremacists. Freaking bastards.

And though I side with Black Lives Matter on some things, I don’t agree with stopping traffic on highways, not letting emergency vehicles through while they march. Nor should they be excluding people of other races who want to be allies. We need to work together. Yes, we want to tell people that we DO matter, but why will we stoop as low as the white nationalists and exclude people?

As I said on an Instagram post, you can’t demand acceptance if you yourself don’t accept others. This goes for everybody. It doesn’t mean you want equality for only blacks, whites, GLBTQ, Hispanics and not for Muslims. This isn’t selective equality. That’s what the government is doing. Those fools are picking and choosing who they want to receive benefits. More like screw the people, let’s just protect ourselves.

*breathes*

Only 2 years plus and so much has changed. It’s been a roller coaster and I wish to get off this hell ride and go back to sanity. The only way we can change it is by supporting equal rights organizations, marching, getting involved. Call and email your representatives, and of course when midterms come up, get out and vote these critters out of their comfy seats. We need more people in office who believe in equality for all.

#END RANT

Interracial Reality

129“We need more positive role models on television showing black on black love in its best form.”

 “Why aren’t there any minority same race couples represented anywhere in the media?”

 “Why do black men feel they must go get a white woman when they are successful?”

 “…no positive examples to showcase who we really are.  No examples to show other Black gays of what a secure, functional, stable, happy relationship looks like. No examples for the Black gay male youth to strive towards when it comes to what a positive gay long term relationship resembles.” From Cypher Avenue Article referenced below.120

Greetings readers.

This is Veronica again with an article about mixed race couples. If you checked in on me yesterday, I posted some beautiful real life pictures of mixed race couples. Those pictures I found on Facebook on pages like Intergaycial and Black Women Love White Men Period. Those four pictures depict beautiful couples who’ve hopefully found their true love, and yet some people have a problem with it.

Why?

69I’ll tell you what spurs this on. Articles like this one on Cypher Avenue website where the journalist speaks about gay black athletes and interracial relationships. See the piece here. The author of this article sites examples of athletes who were or are in interracial relationships and how there aren’t enough positive examples of black male couples.

They speak of Michael Sam, for one, who recently came out and is shown with a Caucasian male who might’ve been his boyfriend. In the article, the author says he isn’t against interracial relationships but he’d like to see more black gay couples portrayed in society.

Again, he states that he isn’t against it but would like to see…

Yes, I get that sir, but as you stated in the article, you can’t expect the media to do what you want. Television and film does what the masses want or rather what they feel is reality. A lot of minority characters on the small and big screens play up to stereotypes like the angry black man, the ditzy blond, the weak minded Asian, the overly femme gay man, etc. A lot of what these writers do is put whatever they feel is closest to reality in their shows so positive same race couples of Latino or black decent won’t happen.943305_10151669009669974_230856303_n

And I have to ask, why is this a big deal? I mean, isn’t America, in particular turning into more of a melting pot? We have a black President for one, who is the product of an interracial marriage. Still, many in the country have an issue with him just because of that. Why must we continue to make race a bigger issue than it is? With conversations like these, we won’t move forward. We aren’t respecting people’s differences and in my mind, we’re indirectly saying we don’t want race mixing.

390573_10151669007794974_1858322491_nWhy can’t we love who we want without these kinds of talks? You say your reality is being around all black people in couples. Perhaps that’s what you chose to surround yourself with but, my reality is different. Mine is to be around people who love one another regardless if they’re of mixed or same race. If you have your preference, fine but again, when will we start squashing the outcries like the ones above? Can we not just move on from the race talk entirely? In my opinion, if we keep on saying things like this, we’ll always be stuck in a rut as far as race relations. We need to learn to be more accepting towards people as well as their preferences. 71

 

If your reality is all the same race, then I believe you need to step out into the true real world and live. Love is love, regardless of color, gender, religion, or nationality. Stop hating on those who found love outside of their race and let them live their lives and you live yours for you!