Today's episode is not a regular episode, and I am not a regular Vera today either. I was so angry recording this episode. When I was listening back to it, I felt bad for the Vera who recorded it. I was angry that some Africans still don't know that they're Black in America, but I was angrier at the situation that calls for Africans to be reminded that they're Black too.
Some days ago, I did not go to bed till about 4AM because I was watching the news, watching buildings burn, and watching my people mourn. By the time I went to bed, you could cut my emotional tensity with a knife. I felt like I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders, and no one's shoulders were made to carry the world's weight.
As if Coronavirus isn't bad enough, we also have to deal with the fact that African Americans are disproportionately dying from this disease, and just when the lid is about to pop off, we also have to deal with Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and Amy Cooper --- and now, George Floyd.
And while I'm trying to maintain some sanity, I have to deal with Africans. Even the ones who have not crossed their villages in Africa have an opinion on African Americans.
Yes, I'm angry.
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