I've found it really difficult to come up with light-hearted content, witty commentary, recipes, and anything along the lines of creativity when so many horrifying things are happening right here in our backyard. When I get online, open a newspaper, or turn on the TV the things I see seem like they can't be happening here. When it comes to situations that I am extremely passionate/emotional about I pretty much lose all ability to articulate feelings and break into uncontrollable angry tears (angry crying = my worst quality). Maybe this is why I keep so many lawyer friends who share my feelings around- they went to school to argue. Or because they're really awesome. Or both.
BUT. Lawyer friends aside, I'm really worked up by recent events and pretty worked up by some people's reactions, or lack of reactions.
So. I don't know what to say. When disaster strikes my reaction is to gather as much information as possible. Read everything out there on both sides of the argument, try to understand why and how these things go on and why and how we are where we are. So here are a few of the interesting pieces:
Please Stop Telling Me All Lives Matter
17 Examples of White Privelege
It's Past the Point of No Return: What Went Wrong According to an NYPD Police Officer
New Orleans Saints' Benjamin Watson Reacts to Ferguson
Chris Rock on Race in America
Self Segregation: Why It's So Hard for White People to Understand ...