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Charles Gilmore
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Black people were brought here unwillingly, forced under the cracks of whips to build a country that white people could move around effortlessly in the freedom and comfort that those slaves’ work provided. All the while, white America ignored the residual effects that atrocities like slavery and Jim Crow brought upon generation after generation of the very people who were forced to enable that freedom. The descendents of these people are now told to “get over it” in a fraction of the 400 years that they spent being robbed of life, liberty, and any chance to pursue happiness.

And what thanks do black Americans get? The privilege to drive on roads named after Confederate soldiers and generals. The honor to sing a national anthem that amplifies white supremacy while glorifying the murdering of slaves, written by a racist slave owner. The privilege to salute a flag stained with the blood of my ancestors, with hatred and abhorrence for my very existence woven deeply into its fabric. Stitch by stitch by stitch. And if I choose to opt out of acknowledging these symbols that have been whitewashed of their true meaning and repainted with a fresh coat of postbellum patriotism? To shun these gross reminders of oppression, to sit, to kneel, to raise my fist in protest? I’m the ungrateful nigger who doesn’t love his country and should leave. A country that was never mine to begin with.

Believeland in 6.

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I'm the 🐐 when it comes to the Brisket game. 13 hours later, look at that beautiful bark. Now to let it rest. #Smoked #smokedbrisket 
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Ray Lewis and Cris Carter just got Mossed

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It's been awhile since I fired up the smoker. Looking forward to pulled pork chili and tacos this week. #PulledPork #Smoked 
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Damn, 50. All bad.

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So many things went wrong on that final inbound and play. 

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RIP Afeni Shakur 

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Everyone is upset at the non-call on Waiters for the push off during the inbound. Prior to the throw in there should've have been a delay of game called on Manu. He stepped on the line and broke the plane.
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Seems the money laundering scheme is only working for Hillary Clinton and not down ticket candidates. Less than 1% has stayed with the state parties.
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