Detroit Needs Protection From white supremacists.

Detroit Needs Protection From white supremacists.

i visited detroit, michigan this saturday for a friend’s memorial service and dance party celebrating his life. limited gas money and an aging car keeps me in ypsilanti, where i live, more than i like. i guess this means that i notice change in the city of detroit. there’s been a lot of migration. lots of white migrants. what are they doing here. what do they want. where did they come from. did dan gilbert order them. mike duggan ordered them. same thing. so now that there are all these white people here, downtown has got cash dollar cents and change being thrown at it for beautification and niceties. there are little baby fences holding shrubs all down the medians. you can’t turn anywhere. there’s a brazilian churrascaria right downtown. it looks enormous. it’s in the same building where the hard rock cafe used to be. (hard rock cafe, please) but the weird thing is that the churrascaria marquee has texas before brazil. what the fuck does texas have to do with anything. probably dan gilbert’s monopoly money. i’m so bored. the Fox Theater had five white people doing a magic show on their marquee, on woodward. it’s like detroit’s “broadway” and “times square.” and that’s fine. white ppl can do magic on that stage in detroit anytime. but why does an 80%+ Black American city have that on the Fox marquee. Y T.

i’m throwing up. i’m disgusted. aren’t you ashamed, white people? you literally are invading a city and your cops and your government are letting you, bowing down to the most white supremacist views because it’s more comfortable for you and them. complacency is genocide. complicity is terrorism. i’m embarrassed by you. because i look like you and then i get mistaken for you. and it’s pissing me off. i work hard to not be like you. and then you just keep doing more fucked up racist shit. and then i keep getting mistaken for you. i’m pissed. and i’m smart. so watch out for my amazing ideas because i do not have to brag any more about shutting down people who challenge me. it just keeps happening. i’m getting used to it. i like it.

and i read what writers of color write about what racism is, what white ppl do, and how white ppl can try to be allies. and i’m a goody two shoes, so i must do it correct. i’m hard on myself. i don’t cut myself a lot of slack. i’m comfortable with the idea that we are born alone and we die alone, so i’m dynamically delighted to take the path less travelled daily. stop fucking with detroit.

non circulating library

non circulating library

i wrote a chapter in a book titled Black Lives Matter and Music

i wrote a chapter in a book titled Black Lives Matter and Music