The Times They Are A-Changin…Again. Can You See It?

Hello y’all!

I hate to be a commoner but I am going to allude to the RW (royal wedding) today.

Yes, I’m a bit sick of it too, however, it was a momentous occasion for so many social issues and I feel that those are very important to my upcoming work.

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Absolutely no relevance to blog post – just some beautiful, yet dangerous, lava.

I may or may not have mentioned that my next piece will be in relation to white priviledge. This has been swirling in my mind for some time now and there are a lot of stimulants urging it on. The early stimulant was race dialogue training that I worked on at my previous job but the topic was already working its way to the forefront of my frontal lobe prior to that.

It’s like an app (yes, I have apps on the brain – All The Pardons) always running behind everything else that I’m doing. And…then….these things happened in the last couple of weeks that inspired me and made me so excited to push the issues a little more forward in my brain.

Firstly, Donald Glover hosted Saturday Night Live and his musician self as musical guest, Childish Gambino. He is one of the most talented people around at this point in time. So, toward the end of the show, SNL premiered a Childish Gambino video called This is America which has since caused such a stir that there are discussions going on about it and how to interpret it all over the net. That is something in this day and age. It’s a brilliant video which requires multiple viewings to catch everything. I’ve seen it a half dozen times and watched it again to link it here and saw more stuff I hadn’t seen before. Check it out and let me know what you think?

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We’re all in this together

Right, back to the RW. So, if you caught the actual wedding or not, it was amazing. I never thought I would see that in my lifetime. Meghan Markle brought her background, history and culture into the royal family and Windsor. She’s a breath of fresh air.

I watched a southern bishop, Michael Curry give a sermon that referred to universal love and made repeated Martin Luther King Jr. references and a black choir sing Stand By Me. It was a beautiful thing and though all of the attendees didn’t always look particularly comfortable with all of this, it was good for them and good for us. White supremacists or no, times are changing and they had better get used to it. It may not be a quick as some of us hope, but justice will come eventually and I for one will welcome it with a red carpet.

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