Black People Are Traumatized

143 Responses to “Black People Are Traumatized”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    April 13, 2021 at 12:48 pm

  2. 3 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Real police reform is definitely overdue!

    • April 14, 2021 at 1:13 am

      Dudette, I’m beginning to believe they’ve had a way, they just choose to not do so. If you believe there’s a bunch of “bad apples” in your midst, & then do nothing? You’re the effing bad apple, rep for all yr “bad apples”. Eff you! (Apologies, my Webster’s is on an extended sabbatical! 😇)

  3. 6 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 12:50 pm

  4. 7 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 12:52 pm

  5. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    April 13, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    “the air it pulls from your lungs.”

    The PTSD that manifests itself over and over again.

    The lack of space to heal and rebuild because we keep on being re-traumatized over and over again.

    This shit manifests mentally and physically. The stress, the high blood pressure, the anxiety, the tiredness, the panic attacks, the heaviness of your bones. The feeling like you can’t fucking breathe and move freely in your own country. The way you have to get up everyday and perform normalcy in a world that continues to visit trauma and violence upon you like it’s a bloody joke. The people who so casually tell you this can be reformed. HOW THE FUCK DO YOU REFORM CONTINUED STATE SANCTIONED BRUTALIZATION AND MURDER.

    This fucking country. This goddamned racist fucking country.

    • April 14, 2021 at 5:52 am

      I indeed feel traumatized…this is the feel that i have been feeling….some of the hardest part of this..is that i have to go to work and prentend that all is ok…that i have to swallow my pain….

  6. 10 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    More on the J & J vaccine decision

  7. 11 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    • 12 Dudette
      April 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

  8. April 13, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Final Report Of

    The President’s 21st Century Task Force On Policing.

    May 2015


  9. 14 ggail44
    April 13, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks Nerdy for posting this.
    I have so much rage and fear – yes, traumatized!

  10. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    April 13, 2021 at 4:14 pm

  11. 17 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    President Biden addresses Congress on Apr 28.

  12. 21 jer44
    April 13, 2021 at 8:12 pm

  13. 22 amk for obama
    April 13, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    and most of them are still scotfree.

  14. 23 Dudette
    April 13, 2021 at 10:47 pm

  15. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2021 at 12:10 am

  16. 25 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 12:15 am

  17. 27 Dudette
    April 14, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Yay! I really wanted to see how they bring the 3rd and 4th books to the screen. Still bummed that My Duke won’t be involved, but Benedict & Colin are my two favorite Bridgertons.

  18. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Nerdy, darlin’ – This post is so meaningful, among so many others you give us. I’m an old white chick but I, too, am horrendously exhausted by the traumatization of Black people in our country and beyond. When we love each other, our hearts are all under attack, but nothing like the face-to-face experiences endured. Oh how I pray for better days.

    How can anyone wake up in the morning and decide to hate whole groups of people, for no earthly reason but hate itself? I will never understand it.

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

    • 30 COS
      April 14, 2021 at 12:24 am

      Totally agree Jacqueline ❤️

    • 32 whenpamelawandered
      April 14, 2021 at 12:38 am

      Thank you, JO’B, for finding the words to share how so many of us feel, being of white skin, but with a heart striving to birth an understanding of our undeniable human bonds, living bonds, aching with the need to find ways to lift such gentle people who have needlessly endured agony we cannot imagine, because of ignorant cruelty from those who refuse see how we are not different..

      Goodnight everyone


      • 33 mtmarilyn
        April 14, 2021 at 10:58 am

        Everything you two have said is also how I feel. As an old white woman our family is doing ok in this pandemic and in some ways it makes me feel worse. My heart aches for all those who are being traumatized in this mess. It’s so hard for me to understand why folks hate so much. I am so thankful to come here know there is a community of love.

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        April 14, 2021 at 3:08 pm

        Just seeing this, MP. Beautiful. You damn near made me cry! Hugs to you.

    • 40 Dudette
      April 14, 2021 at 7:29 am

      (((((((((( jaquelineoboomer))))))))))

  19. 42 pkayden
    April 14, 2021 at 7:50 am

  20. April 14, 2021 at 9:17 am

  21. 45 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Yup. I don’t think establishment dems are taking coming apartheid amurkkka seriously.

    • 46 marleysperson
      April 14, 2021 at 9:36 am

      They need to put their money where their mouth is….and since they are all over America, that’s where the $$ has to go.

  22. 48 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Me and wifey unit got the final vax dose.
    Time to go get wasted in a particularly crowded bar.

    • 49 amk for obama
      April 14, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Me, not the wu.

      • 50 mtmarilyn
        April 14, 2021 at 11:07 am

        I think stay away from the crowded bar. We are both vaccinated and we go out to eat and drink but stay at a distance from the next person because they might not be vaccinated. I still wear a mask when I am out. Be safe.

  23. 52 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:30 am

    And the pos gets paid thousands for this garbage. Only in murkkka.

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      April 14, 2021 at 3:15 pm

      (I think editors change the headlines – not necessarily the columnists. Not that it matters, in this case!)

  24. 54 marleysperson
    April 14, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Morning everyone:)

  25. 56 Nerdy Wonka
    April 14, 2021 at 10:35 am

  26. 57 Nerdy Wonka
    April 14, 2021 at 10:39 am

  27. 58 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 10:52 am


  28. 59 Dudette
    April 14, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Good Morning. Sad news of Another loss for the Obama family. Rest in peace Kezia Obama, first wife of Barack Obama Sr., mother of PBO’s half-sister, Auma. 🙏🏾😔

  29. April 14, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Great new President Obama tweet – update on the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side!!!!

  30. 62 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 11:19 am

  31. April 14, 2021 at 11:22 am

    VISHU: equal.
    Celebrated on April 14th or 15th in Kerala, southwest India. Vishu means ‘equal’ in Sanskrit.
    “It takes place on the first day of the Malayalam month Medam (mid-April), which marks the traditional Spring Equinox when the duration of day and night are equal….The astronomical Spring Equinox takes place on March 20th or 21st. The reason for the difference is that the sun rising in the constellation of Aries was used at the way of observing the equinox. Due to the wobble of the earth, this date shifts over the centuries, showing the great age of this festival.”

  32. 64 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Great. Now do totus thug.

  33. April 14, 2021 at 11:33 am

    “Vishu is a celebration of the eternal bond between man and nature.
    Each year in Kerala, the festival of Vishnu is a call to redeem and restore our rich culture of protecting and worshipping nature….Understanding plants, trees and every other creation to be a part of our own selves, we should protect them. Every year may Vishu mark the start of such yajna (sacrifice). We should train our children to plant saplings and to cultivate vegetables and fruits….
    May the tree of our life be firmly planted in the soil of love; Let good deeds be the leaves on that tree; May words of kindness form its flowers; And may peace be its fruits. Let us grow and unfold as one family, united in love, so that we may rejoice and celebrate our oneness in a world where peace and contentment prevail.”
    (2019, Amma)

  34. 66 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

    I bet the nuts don’t get it.

  35. April 14, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    “Everything You Need To Know (And More) About Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Pause”
    “Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General,
    talks with Rachel Maddow who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine a week ago,
    “about why Covid vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been put on hold, the nature of the blood clot concerns, and what the pause means for people who have already received the vaccine.”

  36. 68 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks to the protesters.

  37. 69 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Tweet of the day.

  38. April 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    “Michelle Obama talks #Becoming​ with the Scary Mommy Book Club!”
    —Young readers share how they connected with the book.

  39. April 14, 2021 at 1:41 pm

  40. April 14, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    “Biden To Announce Unconditional Exit Of U.S. From Afghanistan; NATO Also To Withdraw”
    “Rachel Maddow shares reports that President Joe Biden will announce on Wednesday
    the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan on September 11th, after almost 20 years there,
    leaving behind only enough troops to protect the U.S. embassy.”

  41. 78 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    SOON: President Biden delivers remarks on US troops in Afghanistan

    Also here: https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  42. April 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials:

  43. April 14, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    President Biden meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Oval Office.
    April 13, 2021

  44. 82 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 2:56 pm

  45. 83 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 3:07 pm

  46. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    President Biden at Arlington National Cemetery to pay his respects to our fallen military heroes … a real President in our midst.

  47. April 14, 2021 at 3:21 pm

  48. 86 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  49. 91 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Soon – President Biden visits Arlington National Cemetery – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  50. 92 pkayden
    April 14, 2021 at 4:34 pm

  51. 94 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 4:36 pm

  52. 95 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 4:41 pm

  53. 97 pkayden
    April 14, 2021 at 5:06 pm

  54. 99 pkayden
    April 14, 2021 at 6:10 pm

  55. 102 Dudette
    April 14, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Woooot! Check out these numbers!

  56. 103 Dudette
    April 14, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Awww! ❤️

  57. April 14, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA,
    President Obama said:

    “President Biden has made the right decision in completing the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
    Today, we should pause to pay tribute to the extraordinary sacrifices of the Americans who have served in our longest war, as well as their families. We also honor the allies who served alongside us and the Afghan people who have suffered so much in pursuit of a better future for their country. It has been a long and arduous struggle in Afghanistan, rooted in our response to the deadliest terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland in our history.
    American troops, diplomats, and development workers can take pride in their efforts to deliver justice for 9/11, destroy al Qaeda’s safe-haven, train Afghan Security Forces, and support the people of Afghanistan.

    Since we began to draw down U.S. forces in 2011, the United States made clear to the Afghan government that we would be gradually transitioning responsibility for security while creating time and space for efforts to improve governance and pursue diplomacy. Nearly a decade later, it is time to turn the page to the next chapter of our relationship with Afghanistan. There will be very difficult challenges and further hardship ahead in Afghanistan, and the U.S. must remain engaged diplomatically and through our development efforts to support the Afghan people, particularly those who have taken extraordinary risks on behalf of human rights. But after nearly two decades of putting our troops in harm’s way, it is time to recognize that we have accomplished all that we can militarily, and that it’s time to bring our remaining troops home. I support President Biden’s bold leadership in building our nation at home and restoring our standing around the world.”


  58. 107 jer44
    April 14, 2021 at 8:11 pm

  59. 108 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    No more fecks given. Dems under Biden seem to have grown something.

  60. 109 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Good idea. Make SC makeup less of an election issue, which is a completely different democratic exercise. No one president or party should influence the court completely.

    Term limits for every fucking politician as well.

  61. 110 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:14 pm

  62. 111 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I PNEW it !!!

  63. 114 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    A racist pos lets the whole world know that he is a racist pos.

  64. 115 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    God: Ok, you got it.
    M: What??? WAIT.

  65. 118 amk for obama
    April 14, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Now do putin puppets aka gop.

  66. 119 pkayden
    April 14, 2021 at 11:18 pm

  67. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2021 at 11:46 pm

  68. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    April 15, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea!

  69. 123 amk for obama
    April 15, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Where the fuck is ag garland? Shouldn’t he be the face of these investigations? Fucking corrupt porcine barr was on fucking teevee every other day.

    • 124 0388jojothecat
      April 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Amk I heard that the Senate has not approved many of the people DOJ Garlabd needs to help him run the DOJ. They just interviewed the lady that will be in charge of Civil Rights in DOJ.

      • 125 amk for obama
        April 15, 2021 at 7:45 pm

        Hi Jojo . Be that as it may, what stops him from going public and assure his dept is on top of it? He’s has not been seen since day one.

  70. 126 Dudette
    April 15, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Space Commander Shannon reporting for duty!

  71. 127 amk for obama
    April 15, 2021 at 10:14 am

  72. 128 Dudette
    April 15, 2021 at 10:44 am

  73. April 15, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Remarks as prepared for delivery by
    The Honorable Avril Haines
    Director of National Intelligence

    Annual Threat Assessment
    Opening Statement
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    April 14, 2021


  74. April 15, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    “Jan. 6th Would Have Been A Massacre If Police Reacted Like They Do To BLM Protests”
    “It is very hard not to see some fundamental contradictions in how our country, the state, wields force against its citizens,” says Chris Hayes, comparing police responses in Black Lives Matter protests and the Capitol riot.”

    • April 15, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Chris Hayes:
      “As police mobilize against protest in Minnesota, a damning report shows that Capitol police knew a violent mob was coming January 6th and chose not to act.”
      “On January 6 there was relatively speaking, almost no one there.”

    • April 15, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      “Again who is doing the intimidating? Who is ordering who around in those interactions?
      During the insurrection, it is the overwhelmingly white mob telling the cops what to do, barking orders at them. It is the mob with the authority. It is the mob that has the cops trying to cajole, negotiate with the rioters. I mean, you can hardly blame them. They’re outnumbered. They’re in physical danger, right? But the fact that it got to that point. The fact that it got to that point is what’s so shocking.”

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: “Is there any chance I could get you guys to leave the Senate wing? I just want to let you guys know…”

      “Any chance I can get you guys to leave the Capitol?
      I mean, how many Black folks in this country that have been pulled over for – a tail light, air freshener?
      How many get THAT as the opening line of the officer at the window?
      That police officer gently asking insurrectionists to leave the Senate chamber.
      This was the attitude despite the fact there are hundreds of people at that moment violently invading the center of American democracy, in an explicit attempt to subvert the peaceful transfer of power. Despite the fact that nearly 150 police officers were injured, cops their eyes gouged out, and were beaten, and tased, and crushed, and concussed, and threatened to be shot with their own guns.”

  75. 135 Dudette
    April 15, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Jackie Robinson Day

  76. 137 Dudette
    April 15, 2021 at 12:29 pm

  77. April 15, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    “Biden Imposes Sanctions on Russia, Restricts Buying New Debt”
    “The Biden administration imposed a raft of new sanctions on Russia, including long-feared restrictions on buying new sovereign debt, in retaliation for alleged misconduct related to the SolarWinds Corp. hack and efforts to disrupt the U.S. election….(more).

  78. 139 pkayden
    April 15, 2021 at 12:50 pm

  79. 140 jer44
    April 15, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    NOW: Dr. Fauci testifies before the Coronavirus Select Subcommittee

  80. 141 jer44
    April 15, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    • April 15, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      America has a gun and violence sickness and the world knows it.
      Why are we killing ourselves? We are not separate!
      –Treat this disease.

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