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On 8/29/2020 at 8:37 PM, Angela said:

After Jacob Blake, I finally decided to take a day off work. It was nice. I got to do yoga and meditate. 

I'm glad.  You need to take time out for yourself.

It seems like Chadwick Boseman hit a lot of you guys hard.  I can't lie, I didn't know much about him - I DID see Get On Up, which was brilliant, but not Black Panther yet because it's a comic book movie and I was never a fan of those.  I'm gonna take time to check it out though, it seems like he touched a lot of people.  And he was my age, and he had colon cancer, and my eldest brother had his diseased colon removed a few years ago, and it all just made me stop short. 

With Jacob Blake, something in me deflated.  It opened my eyes again to a snippet of what it's like to be a Black person in America, like we're doing all this fighting and then this happens and it feels like we're just not being taken seriously.  It's not okay.  It makes me want to scream at the world.  A lot makes me want to do that lately.  We have to keep going.

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7 minutes ago, Selz said:

I'm glad.  You need to take time out for yourself.

It seems like Chadwick Boseman hit a lot of you guys hard.  I can't lie, I didn't know much about him - I DID see Get On Up, which was brilliant, but not Black Panther yet because it's a comic book movie and I was never a fan of those.  I'm gonna take time to check it out though, it seems like he touched a lot of people.  And he was my age, and he had colon cancer, and my eldest brother had his diseased colon removed a few years ago, and it all just made me stop short. 

With Jacob Blake, something in me deflated.  It opened my eyes again to a snippet of what it's like to be a Black person in America, like we're doing all this fighting and then this happens and it feels like we're just not being taken seriously.  It's not okay.  It makes me want to scream at the world.  A lot makes me want to do that lately.  We have to keep going.

Chadwick Boseman became the black super hero our young black kids didnt have :(  broke my heart hearing this 

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On 8/30/2020 at 7:53 PM, Angela said:

I don’t blame you. In some ways it’s a coping mechanism. 

Basically. I don't watch the news/engage in social media even before 2020 so ive kinda been like that for awhile. Chadwick's passing definitely gave me a jolt though.

Now can I ask a question of...well, all it applies to? Why would anyone choose to watch the kinda footage of police brutality we've been seeing over the last few months in particular? Is it because you watch the news and see it? For me, the last thing I wanna see is somebody, especially of my ilk, being treated like a savage by those supposed to protect us. So am I just burying my head in the sand? I feel its in particularly bad taste when clips are passed around via phone...I still feel like you can be aware of what's going on but I know im probably in the minority.

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Ive watched the news and it's interesting they cut the footage right before Jacob is shot....over and over :umm: right now shit is hella fucked up :sigh: and the forecast aint gonna get better considering we have the most historic election in US history coming as many have called it.

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6 hours ago, Bailey said:

Ive watched the news and it's interesting they cut the footage right before Jacob is shot....over and over :umm: right now shit is hella fucked up :sigh: and the forecast aint gonna get better considering we have the most historic election in US history coming as many have called it.

The news is repeated several times a day...you think they should be showing that? I get the savagery of such issues needs to be exposed, but having that on a loop is damaging. Its trauma porn and I dont think our exposure to it this year is a coincidence.

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48 minutes ago, vibeology said:

The news is repeated several times a day...you think they should be showing that? I get the savagery of such issues needs to be exposed, but having that on a loop is damaging. Its trauma porn and I dont think our exposure to it this year is a coincidence.

No I don’t want to see it, as with George Floyd one time watching him die on camera was more than I wanted to see however I do believe seeing that happen was what it took to wake up the masses

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On 8/31/2020 at 7:36 PM, vibeology said:

Basically. I don't watch the news/engage in social media even before 2020 so ive kinda been like that for awhile. Chadwick's passing definitely gave me a jolt though.

Now can I ask a question of...well, all it applies to? Why would anyone choose to watch the kinda footage of police brutality we've been seeing over the last few months in particular? Is it because you watch the news and see it? For me, the last thing I wanna see is somebody, especially of my ilk, being treated like a savage by those supposed to protect us. So am I just burying my head in the sand? I feel its in particularly bad taste when clips are passed around via phone...I still feel like you can be aware of what's going on but I know im probably in the minority.

I honestly haven’t seen the footage. I just heard about it because I don’t have the heart to see it. It’s just like with Elijah McClain. I only read about his last words and it was enough to seriously upset me. I just need a break from having that imagery in my head. 
 

And yeah, Chadwick’s passing moved me. I really appreciate what he did to leave an imprint in such a short period of time. 

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Chadwick knew for 4 years what his diagnosis was, stage 3 colonealrectal cancer. I am now at the age that the CDC recommends for yearly routine checks. I admire, Chadwick for his potratals as many, but most as a superhero, because in his last time here on this Earth his was -_- 

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