Well, its the end of the semester, I know what papers I have to finish before I head home this week, and I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so far I have two A’s and an A- (which transfers into 11.1 quality points, not 12, but its an A and I’ll take it). And today was a good day, it was graduation here at ITC and I was officially shocked that graduation turned into church service. One of the choir members belted out “Never Would Have Made It” at Morehouse’s King Chapel and wrecked the ENTIRE graduation proceedings.
I mean we actually had a praise break during graduation–I mean how churchy is that?!?!?!
Then the Rev. William Watley flat-footed preached the fool out of us with Matthew 4, the second temptation of Jesus and simply told the graduates “Don’t Jump!” and we were a mess afterwards.
Honestly, I would find some YouTube clip or something, but for some reason the ADD MEDIA function in www.Wordpress.com is acting strange and I can’t upload pictures. Trust me, once it gets its act together, I’m going to go through all of my posts and add pictures.
Also, I’m about to embark on an internship this summer in Gaithersburg, Maryland which hopefully proves to be a wonderful learning experience for me where there will DEFINITELY be a cross cultural exchange of ideas and other nuances. I’m TOTALLY hyped about it this summer, and I’ll be living in what I deem to be the best city in the United States, Washington, D.C. My friend jokes and teases me and says this was all a set-up because most of my friends know how much I LOVE D.C.
Also, about this Sean Bell case. If I had been in the police officers’ situation, I woulda pulled my gun out too and based on the stories that I heard, I probably would have shot as well. Anyone have a problem with that keep on reading.
I’m a young black male, and if I see other young black males coming out of a club early in the morning, two separate groups arguing with each other, I’d turn in the other direction. Sorry. As a result of the socialization that black males are the ultimate enemy as a result of what we get bombarded with on the evening news which does nothing but perpetuate the cycle, and based on the hip-hop genre of movies, the parodies of the movies (“Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” or “Scary Movie 1&2”) or the fact that Blair Underwood always plays some deranged psycho in movies (“Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Just Cause”).
So, was this a result of racism or even prejudices or was this the “blink” reaction that Malcolm Gladwell outlines in his book Blink that uses the very similar Amadou Diallo shooting as a case study?
Just food for thought.
Keep it uppity, and keep it truthfully radical, JLL