I agree. I don’t share them, and rarely watch. Even watching Karen videos are getting to be too much. They remind me of the late 1800s and early 1900s when White women would cry rape after cheating on her husband and get Black men killed, peaceful Black communities, burned down, and place Black men in precarious situations because they would have unnecessary contact with a deadly law enforcement.

Nothing changed in America, people just do their dirt openly like they used to pre Jim Crow. Thankfully I grew up in the South, where racism is underreported and mostly ignored. We’ve had police brutality, White Supremacists, open racism, an increase in open carry laws with the election of Obama, the rise of the Tea Party…the signs have been there since 2008, people just weren’t looking. Obama even warned us, but White people said stop talking about race.

Now look at us.

I just try to see it for what it is. Depending on where you live, this may be new. For those of us who grew up in the deep South, its America saying the quiet thing aloud. I definitely consume less news and I don’t watch Black trauma porn. Maybe if we stopped watching and sharing the media would stop posting it.

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