Usually I don’t comment on what other people are doing out in the world because I have my own issues to deal with but I can’t help but talk about Dwyane Wade. Why is what Dwyane Wade wearing, news?
It’s one thing to see him on TMZ because that’s what they do but when I see him on my local news station there’s a problem. There are so many other newsworthy stories going on in and around the city of Detroit. Is what Dwyane Wade wearing really an option? Really?
What kills me is that we tell people all day long to be themselves and when they do we bash them for doing it. First of all, what Dwayne Wade is wearing is called High Fashion. High Fashion isn’t for everyone and if it ain’t for you it’s not for you, and really, it’s not worth a comment. I applaud him for saying I’m man enough to wear anything I want to wear because I buy my clothes. I am not attracted to Dwyane Wade but I say it’s HAUTE when anyone is bold enough to wear what they want to wear and most of all courageous.
In one breathe we’ll say Clothes don’t make the man but the man makes the clothes and as soon as a man wears something we deem that is not manly enough we show our true colors. So, what we are saying is that any man that wears their pants above the ankle is gay? No, we are not that shallow to define someone’s sexuality by what they wear. It is more than what a person wears that says who they are. We are so much more than what we wear why reduce people down to clothing.
Once again, society is trying to dictate (bully) people into wearing what society feels others should wear because society is uncomfortable with it. The majority isn’t always right. And when you find yourself on the side of the majority most often it’s oppressing someone else.
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Tagged basketball, Be yourself, Bully, city of detroit, Clothes, Clothing, Detroit, Dwyane Wade, Gay, Haute, Heat, High Fashion, Local News, local news station, Majority, man makes the clothes, Manly, Opressing, People, sexuality, Shallow, TMZ, True Colors
The other day while driving I was forced to stop at the railroad tracks while a train was passing. I thought to myself “Well, let me put my car in park, we’re probably going to be here awhile.” I’m not sure how long the car two cars ahead of me had been in line but about 30 seconds after I pulled up the driver of that car pulled his car out of line. He proceeded to turn his car around and go back in the direction in which he came. When the driver drove past the car behind me I looked over and saw the last car on the train about to pass the tracks. As the gates lifted I thought to myself “as soon as the car ahead of me passes, I’m next in line.” How many of us lose our patience with the situation we find ourselves in and get out of line only to find that after you’ve headed back to where you came you could’ve been next in line but someone else was blessed to take your place? Are you next in line?
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This past weekend I was driving and ended up going the wrong way on a one-way street. Driving against the traffic there was a car coming towards me that wouldn’t stop because I was going the wrong way; it continued to move towards me at the same rate of speed it was already traveling in. In order to not get hit I had to swerve around the car and turn around to go in the right direction. Unnecessarily when I was going the wrong way I added obstacles in my own way and had to change directions at the sign of trouble. How many of us continue to drive in the same wrong direction even when there are signs, hints, clues, and flashing lights that tell you that you are going the wrong way? Are you going the right way?
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Tagged Clues, Direction, Driving, Flashing Lights, Hints, Obstacles, One Way, Rate of Speed, Right Way, Signs, Unnecessary, Wrong Way
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We have a division that comes from within
I found out that being of the same color doesn’t make you of the same skin
My brother not of the same mother hates me because I am gay.
Once unified by race until he found out that I was that way
I love Jesus just as much as he and other Christians did
But my entrance into their world was something they would eventually forbid
My sister-friend no longer talks to me because she is ashamed of who I am
No longer wishing to be in my company so the door she did slam
A target with three strikes that hardly define the person that is me
Born a woman, Black, and a dyke; in another time might find me hanging from a tree
I wonder how my brothers and sisters in faith and color would really feel
Would their emotions be mixed or would they think “That’s one less in which we have to deal”
Posted in Ashamed, Black, Brothers and Sisters, Christian, Color, Deal, Division, Dyke, Entrance, faith, Forbid, Race, skin, Target, Within