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Never tripped on Oakland. To me it was that other place across the bay with better weather and up to the minute shootings showcased on the local news. Being from San Francisco, I was constantly trippin’; trippin’ over my shoes getting from point A to B bypassing what was in between. I tripped over my thoughts, a combination of past, present and what might lie ahead. My tongue tripped over itself in search of words, words that might mean something. Due to circumstances I will not elaborate on at this time, I find my self trippin' as I walk down the street of my new home in East Oakland.
Nov 6, 2014
It's tough being poor anywhere in the world, but here in the hypocritically wealthiest and hypocritically most racist nation on earth it is particularly challenging. When those with so much more wealth flaunt it and those with white skin privilege pretend white privilege doesnt exist: that's when it gets especially challenging.
One of the greatest challenges is when other people of color put that oppression onto us.
Years before a foot of track was laid for the Bart system my father collected record albums with miles of tracks pressed into the grooves he had hundreds of them and he always handled them by the edges he didn't want to get fingerprints, scratches or dust on them said it would ruin the sound (not to mention waste his hard earned money from his trusted Janitorial job over on Van Ness Ave) But as much as he tried to take care of those albums, he couldn't keep some of them from warping and getting scratched and those albums would