Today, while getting on the bus, I stepped to the side and let an older white lady get on before me. She was hobbling and I still needed to find my money to pay my fare. As she gets on, she says --
How are you today?
I'm well. How are you Ms. M---?
I'm doing just fine. You know, I'd like to point out how nice you are. You're just so well-meaning and I've never been afraid around you. Some other people though, I wouldn't say that.
Okay Ms. M---. I appreciate that. *looks at me* How are you today?
Oh, I'm fine. I just need to find my fare. Can you give me a moment?
See, that's what I was talking about [name redacted]. You aren't like some of your kind. You're responsible; I bet you'd have your fare ready. You're also kind and know respect. She almost knocked me over getting on the bus.
Now I'm sure she didn't. I seen her step to the side and let you get on first.
Are you calling me a liar boy?
No. He isn't. But I am so let me tell you something. You ought to be glad that I am respectful and that I have some decency about myself. I seen you limping. I see you limp every day. I say nothing. I let you on first as a sign of respect because it's what I'd expect others to do for my grandmother. But this? These comments you make about people who look like me...no, no. The comments you make about people who DON'T look like you are inappropriate, disrespectful, and are reminiscent of an era where YOUR people turned water hoses on children who looked like me because they could. Stop it. I'm telling you to stop it with as much respect as I can muster in this moment because I made a promise to be a little more Corette Scott-King and a little less "Gun Carrying" Harriet Tubman...two women I'm sure you know nothing about...for the next 23 days. So just hush up. And don't talk to any other Black person who gets on this bus. We can hear your racism and we feel that behind your words every day. You seem like a nice lady, you do. But nice doesn't exempt you from being racist or being held accountable for your blatant disrespect. So stop it. Be quiet we're tired of hearing your voice and your tone suggesting you want us to wash your dishes and clean your house instead of sit next to you on the bus. (to bus driver) Sorry if I disturbed you or came across as disrespectful, but Ms. M--- needs to shut up some days and today is one of those days.
Yeah. You don't even have to worry about paying today.
America was founded based on freedom of religion and everyone thinks that It was a revolutionary idea at the time. But in ancient Mali, people could choose their own religion hundreds of years earlier.
I cannot believe they're making Abbie a slave. This show is trash. I'm not watching this finale. Fuck Goffman
I feel you, anon. Don’t blame you one bit if you leave the show.
I’m gonna watch the finale. I’ve tolerated far worse on other shows, so this isn’t a breaking point for me personally. If I can tolerate S3 of True Blood and the absolute shit storyline they had for Tara Thornton and how horribly she was treated, I can deal with this. I sure as fuck don’t like it, though.
It’s so baffling why they would even go this route. I mean, I get it from a “this is the series of events” sort of way. Katrina gets it in her head to “make things right” and undo her mistakes in the past. Abbie and Crane try to stop her because that’s a terrible fucking idea. They get sent back in time in their attempt to stop her. I understand Abbie being mistaken as a runaway slave and potentially why she’s arrested (no papers verifying her freedom, weird outfit, etc.). And so on. The dots are rather easy to connect.
It’s just so fucking unnecessary.
Like why is this the way you choose to get to the conclusion you want? Just have Katrina and Henry kill each other in a magical duel or some shit and leave it at that. Or drown. Or fade into the ether. Ugh.
Why this when it’s so obviously problematic?
Granted, I doubt they’ll really go that far into the slavery aspect of it. The show is seemingly determined to show how awesome the white dudes were in colonial times. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the most we saw was Abbie being confronted by a soldier, arrested for…well, for any number of reasons, really…and then “saved” by Crane, the most progressive man of his time. She might meet her ancestors or see some in passing, but I don’t think the show has the courage to really go further than that because white people. And I’m not interested in seeing Abbie go through any of that shit, though I swear to God if they try to paint a rosy picture of slavery like they did in Sanctuary, I might reach through my TV and choke the shit out of someone.
It’s just…yeah. I don’t know. Why, Sleepy Hollow? JFC.
There are so many other choices. Not even necessarily better - just different. Like…y’all had this elaborate ass plan about turning someone into a Wendigo using a 10 y.o. girl’s bone flute (of Chinese origin that was made by a white ninja) as an act of bio-terrorism to get some Jincan to make a spider to impregnate old dude’s mama with a demon baby that was almost aborted with the Aurora Borealis rock.
Y’all came up with that stupid, convoluted ass shit, but you’re telling me you can’t come up with anything other than sending Abbie back in time and being mistaken for a runaway slave?