party on my yacht

Writing Prompt #220

“We’re leaving to go visit the Konishis. I hear their son might be throwing a party on the family yacht, if you’re interested in coming.” My mother leaned against the door, a glass of wine already in her hand. She didn’t seem to go anywhere with my father without alcohol.
“I’m fine. I’ll stay home.” I turned back to the book I was reading. Rich kid parties always ended up the same, and I wasn’t too interested in trying to babysit my sister the way I usually did.
“Suit yourself, you wet blanket.” My mother shrugged, leaving my door wide open. She always did it on purpose.

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Kyrie Irving

Sooooo, this dude throws a “No Black Girls Allowed” yacht party. Like really my dude? He actually thought this was a good idea. And, of course, black men on Twitter have been agreeing with him all day. I don’t know if everyone is being deliberately obtuse or what but this is an issue for many reasons. It hurts me to my core to see some Black men jump at every chance to throw Black women under the bus. That shit is so weak. And, it’s 2016, people have got to do better.