My thoughts? I am a MOTHER, I have 2 daughters and one grandson. It would always come down to their SURVIVAL. Souls’ basic need is to survive under any circumstance. So I totally get why Tonya Graham did what she did. But I certainly don’t celebrate it being caught on camera and exploited for media gain. Other Black Mothers go through this everyday of their and their children’s lives. They didn’t build the white supremacist system. But they have to access all their God-given creativity to keep their children safe.
Black mothers want for their kids the same things any mother would want.
FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, EDUCATION. Why is this so hard for America to understand?
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Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child? By Stacey Patton
It’s not surprising that a black mother in Baltimore who chased down, cursed and beat her 16-year-old son in the middle of a riot has been called a hero. In this country, when black mothers fulfill stereotypes of mammies, angry and thwarting resistance to a system designed to kill their children, they get praised.
“He gave me eye contact,” Toya Graham told CBS News. “And at that point, you know, not even thinking about cameras or anything like that — that’s my only son and at the end of the day, I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray. Is he the perfect boy? No he’s not, but he’s mine.”
In other words, Graham’s message to America is: I will teach my black son not to resist white supremacy so he can live.
A mom’s violence won’t keep her son safe
Notice this ORIGINAL VIDEO has 7,012,722 views 0VER 7 MILLION VIEWS! That’s some voyeuristic celebration isn’t it?
My thoughts are with Freddie Gray’s mother. How many days and nights did she have to give Freddie “THE TALK?” What did she have to give up in order to make sure he could survive? Her emotional health, mental health, physical well-being? All of who she is? is she walking around in an empty shell now, because she practically lived Freddie’s life for him, and now that he’s dead, MURDERED, who is she? How will she go on without Freddie, because she was Freddie. She breathed every breath for him to keep him alive.
What does all of these killings of Black unarmed boys and men tell us about AMERICA, while the news cycles try to warn us about the threat of ISIS, when the REAL THREAT is right here in America, in our cities.