As a note, I use this blog to promote the important things I share over Facebook to give longer thoughts on them rather than just click share.
Anyway, Jesse Williams, whom admittedly i’ve never heard of (sorry bro), gave a really passionate talk that you should really watch.
He’s bi-racial (half black/half white), i’m (half-black/half-puerto rican), so we have had different experiences because if you’re bi-racially white you do garner a little more privilege.
Anyway, he points out the most important thing that SO MANY people don’t know or realize or learn: It’s History. History is my favorite subject. War History, World History, History History…. I love it.. because the only way to CHANGE the system is to understand HOW we got to where we are today.
I’m glad he promotes the notion to tell people to learn REAL history, and not what you’re taught in school. Guns, Germs and Steel IS one of the best books ever written and I highly recommend it.
My only critique is that he only points out the Republican party is stifling change… it’s not. It’s also the Democrats. Look at Obama and his reactions to the recent murders of black men and women. He does nothing.
I am going to use this blog to post a lot about History as well. So I thank you Jesse Williams for reminding me, because to be a radical, and to be a revolutionary or to even just make a CHANGE, you need to know where this all came from, no matter who you are.
Please remember that we are all in the same boat. I repeat this over and over again. Minorities include women/people of color/LGBTQI and anyone crushed under the boot of the establishment. This is why I always urge us not to fight against one another because that’s what they want. That’s how they keep us divided.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video and I hope it provokes some real thought in how our WORLD works against us, not with us.