I worked for Apple starting June of 2013.
Apple paid very well.
I gained hella knowledge.
I am a muthafuckin Black techie till I die.
Apple had a great cafe.
Apple had a bomb ass gym for 6.00 a month.
I had good benefits.
I worked hard and moved up the ladder.
The customers tho….abusive as fuck.
Like, I don’t get anxiety attacks but I did there.
Then Apple implied a lot that I needed to hide who I was when it came to BLM.
Why do you think that law enforcement create entire teams and task forces to profile, silence, abuse, incarcerate, and murder young Black men that are either in gangs or fit their white description of what a gang member looks like?
People seem to shy away of the word abolish.
Its like they imagine you have to get rid of something before replacing it.
Then they say in their brain it could never happen and they continue to subscribe to the status quo. Try and negotiate with a system that demands the people do something to make them change, all while only providing pacifying resolutions that are SYMBOLIC and ineffective. (diversity, policies without repercussions, Black leadership within, etc…)
Today was the second time in the last week where a white man came up to me and spoke to me like I was another man. Like I wasn’t a woman. They wanted to confront me and fight me…physically. I didn’t provoke. I know I can and will but I didn’t. Last week someone was filming us and I asked who he was with and he ran up on me in a rage telling me he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants…that he can record me if he wants. Then he rushed off. Today a white man came up to me telling me that if I bring this specific sign to the DA’s office again “there is going to be a fucking problem.”
He said, repeatedly, “we are not pigs” (naw actual pigs are better). He was probably 2 inches from me with his chest in my face….normally im on some “nigga what” but all I could think was that I didnt have anything on me to protect myself from him …and the capitol…and getting stabbed up. He made the threat again and then walked away.
Where are we when nazi’s feel bold enough to walk in these streets declaring their whiteness?
How about the police?
I know in Sac we are out here dying every couple months from law enforcement, nationally its fucking more ridiculous and GLOBALLY we are trash to this white ass world.
They keep calling people of color minorities but we are the majority of this world!
A few days ago a security guard got killed by police for doing his fucking job!
DOING HIS DAMN JOB!!!
And the police that took his life are trying to paint this like they honored him as if he was an officer….Hey and maybe they do cause Black officers and Brown officers will go down before white ones.
On Thursday October 25th, the Sacramento Police Department announced that they had concluded their investigation into the MURDER of Stephon Clark. They gave all these validations for the time frame and to justify it. They gave nada on their results.
Right before Cheif Hahn was selected as Cheif, I was being terrorized on a regular basis by law enforcement.
I used to live in Hollywood Park. When I lived there I was regularly terrorized by LE and Nazi assholes.
There is nothing more hurtful and angering, than watching a group of non Black people philosophize Black pain.
There is nothing more hurtful and angering, than watching a group of non Black people philosophize white power.
There is nothing more hurtful and angering, than watching a group of non Black people center themselves while they discuss how they can show up for Black liberation. (white racial healing, i need to be educated more before i fight, im trying to get used to this, i want to do better before i get in there, i am more concerned with fucking up, than doing the work that needs to be done now so lets talk about it online and call it work)
The things we create/do are not “magic”
They are from our intelligence.
Our physical strength.