Salute to the enduring spirit of the children of the slaves…
A lot of the men and women that had to endure this are still alive. Don’t let white people act like this is the distant past. It’s not.
American history. American present.
To anyone who thought wearing suits while being black will get you some respect in this country. Or to the ones that point to niggas in the hood with they pants sagging and saying they get us cause of that. They don’t, they only do it cause they hate us, regardless of how we talk or what we choose to wear, or where we come from.
This post shows some awful acts of racism and violence but I remember seeing the 3rd to last pic before and someone pointing out that its out of context there and that those two guys were actually helping that man so I went and found the post and here’s a link to it http://the-liberty-republican.tumblr.com/post/64045283321/stalydan-team-joebama-billswagsby
Will: Carlton, carlton, I understand that you’re scared, man, but the world can be a scary place. Just got to learn to deal with it.
Carlton: Yeah, well, I found my way.
Will: That’s not you, man. that’s them.
^ i remember this episode i cried while watching this
Me too. 😢
This episode had me in tears, man. Like, you really knew the characters were growing from this. I loved how it was comedy and still touched on issues that affected Black youth. We need more shows like this on television.
You gotta think, the whole concept of this show was Will growing up in a bad neighborhood where shit like this happened all the time, and Carlton grew up in a life of privilege and sheltered from this kind of life, and I think Will was crying because he came so close to seeing Carlton go down the wrong path and end up like some of his friends back in Philly.