A WHITE GUY ASKED ME THE OTHER DAY.

A WHITE GUY ASKED ME THE OTHER DAY. I GUESS BECAUSE I WAS BLACK. “DO YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY?” “DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO GERMANY, AFTER WORLD WAR I?” I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, “THIS ASSHOLE HAS NO IDEA. THAT MY GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS, WERE WHITE ANGLO SAXON’S, FROM YORKSHIRE ENGLAND”. I SAID, “YES I KNOW MY HISTORY”. I ASKED HIM, “DO YOU MEAN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE?” HE SAID, “NO, DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO GERMANY AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR?” I SAID, “YES, GERMANY WAS NOTHING BUT RUBBLE”. THIS WAS HIS “ALL LIVES MATTER MOMENT”. I THEN THOUGHT TO MYSELF, “WHAT IF I HAD WALKED UP TO HIS, GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, AFTER WORLD WAR 1. WHILE HIS GRANDFATHER WAS STANDING, ON THE ASHES, OF WHAT WAS ONCE GERMANY. AND LOOKED AT HIS GRANDFATHER, DEAD IN HIS IN HIS EYES. AND SAID, “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” I WONDER, HOW HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE FELT ABOUT THAT!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/problem-saying-lives-matter-response-154900213.html

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