Things are worse. We’re losing bad and are caught up in a cycle getting triggered, feigning fake outrage and clapping back while other groups empowered/elevated by black leaders/funded by BLM continue to make advances and flex their power. The trans community coming for Aretha is the latest. And it won’t stop there. This is just the beginning. This is ‘civil rights’. And they used our own to march us here.
From the Civil Rights Era to Ferguson to trans lives matter. And all we got was an ugly statue.
Co-opting our movements is how other groups have always made advances.
This is a generation that didn’t know. And wouldn’t listen.
It is important to pass these hard learned lessons down.
And to listen.