Awesome animation design of the lyrics from Pokemon Johto opening.
So much of being Black in America is seeing things that no one else sees, or wants to see. Sometimes, it turns out, there is indeed nothing there. […] And yet, many conspiracy theories are eventually proven true. The late Detroit mayor Coleman Young used to always say: “Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean ain’t nobody out to get you.” Black people all over the world know that there are people out there who mean them harm and have a vested interest in writing off their claims as craziness, conspiracy theories, fantasy.
Thomas Jefferson did father Sally Hemings’s children; the CIA did help introduce crack cocaine into America’s inner cities; those doctors at Tuskegee Institute weren’t healing those Black men infected with syphilis; white folks in New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. were plotting to reclaim neighborhoods from Blacks. The Chicago Police Department and the FBI did execute Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark while they slept.
Q:"fellow sad black kids?"
sad black kid is that phenomenon when you’re a black kid but you’re also sad and feel very misunderstood. sometimes it corresponds with creative genius and/or hyperintelligence, a lot of the times it occurs as a reaction to feeling ‘different’ from fellow black kids and attempting to assimilate into whiteness. a lot of sad black kids grow up into sad black teenagers who watch too much anime and think their love of lord of the rings fan fiction makes them special and thus turn into sad black men/women who spend their entire lives trying to straddle their dual realities as black but also ‘not black enough’.