…y for shit like that, and what was Peach again? I forgot. Don’t even think about Facebook, either — Facebook is fucked. Now that everyone is finished using it to reconnect and have sex with their old high school crushes, it’s finding a new equilibrium as a place where Racist Uncles and engagement photos go to never be seen again.
Strange things happen when the white gaze settles over Black people. We sometimes stiffen, code switch, withhold, soften, restrict, police ourselves. We sometimes feel judged. We sometimes feel less free. And I was at that parade to celebrate some semblance of freedom.