A safety pin? Y’all so easily distracted…

Madness, Tom foolery and chicanery erupted after the Presidential elections on November 8th 2016 and if it was possible, I would  have spared my soul from running the gamut of emotions listening to people rail at outcomes their votes didn’t want,  and then watched in morbid fascination as the blame game began.

White folks were embarrassed, people of color were miffed to hell and back and political party Leaders were stunned into shocked silence.

And then it happened. Reports started coming in about new Marginalized groups being targeted in the Jewish and LGBTQ communities and someone decided that the best way for folks to know who allies were and create solidarity, were through these safety pins that are now adorning clothing everywhere.

Black Folks went from miffed to hell no and the furious debate began.

I am Looking at all of this unfold and the only clear winners I see here are the savvy business heads  who jumped And began selling safety pin necklaces for upwards of $300 because I guess, even pins need to be Leveled up several social classes in order to adorn certain necklines.
People. Please. Enough already. Let whosoever  chooses to identify their affiliations through this pin, do so as they please because for me It’s a clear symbol of Privilege in a way that says should the wearers of Said pin become targets for their act of revolution, it’s a simple Matter of Removing it and blending in.

No Such  luck For Folks of Color .
So while we keep being distracted by this newest movement, let is not forget to focus on what really matters- surviving these next few years.
Dueces and mad love 

DivA

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About lawfultrainer

Passionate Educator on all things but especially family partnerships. Determined. Driven.

Posted on November 14, 2016, in Civil liberties, Culture, Elections, history, Ifestyle, Justice, LGBTQ, Presidential election, Safety pins, Uncategorized, washington Post, Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’ve heard both sides to the safety pin thing and its just got me confused. But $300 safety pin necklaces – that makes me unequivocally disgusted.

  2. I too was shocked. People will
    Monetize anything..

  3. I think the O’Jay’s said it best…Money, Money, Money, Money!

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