Things that don’t exist are given more importance and attention than things that do (for now, anyway)
"My brother went to college in America, and it was very hard for my parents to send him there. My father worked two jobs. I’d always hear him talking to my mother about money troubles. So when I graduated from high school, I went straight to work, to help pay for my brother’s school. I never resented it, because I knew he was more intelligent than me, and he deserved it. But now he has a great job in Australia, and I wish that I’d gone to college. But you know what? That same brother married into a family with two sisters. He married the older sister. And at the wedding, I met the younger sister, we danced, and now we are married. Her name means ‘angel,’ and she is my angel. And I tell her every day that she’s better than being a millionaire. So my brother got his job. And I got my wife." (Dhana, Jordan)
This week has been rough but we’re here anyway. Danity Kane gives up again, Ciara leaves her Future, and we have a special word for the NAACP.
So much truth in this episode regarding the situation in Ferguson. Much respect.
- The Ferguson Police Department, releasing the police officer’s name and putting out a “packet” of stuff basically saying without saying that Michael Brown is a “strongarm” robbery suspect, declining to give details and instead allowing their version of “facts” to simmer, to stew for a while in…