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.
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.
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.
Why do you always make it about race?
Because when you are a Black human being living in an anti-Black world, everything you do is always about race. Just existing is a political statement. Having moments of happiness is revolutionary and we have to actually be intentional to have them.
I’m from the Blackest neighborhood in Sacramento.
Every Black person in Sacramento is related to someone from my hood. No matter where they grew up.
They done took our neighborhood, chopped it up into sections, and are now trying to dilute it, capitalize off of it, exploit it, and white liberalize it.