hey, baby’s gotta eat
black mommy excellence
I don’t support breast feeding in public places. Sorry not sorry. I just think there is a time and place for everything.
the time is when the baby is hungry
and the place is where the mother is able to feed the baby
everyone is always critiquing black motherhood and here we have a black woman not only graduating but giving her baby the nourishment it needs
i think there’s a time and place for your negativity
and it’s not now and it’s not on this picture
people don’t realize that when they say parents shouldn’t breast feed in public they’re really saying “my discomfort and objectification of breasts is more important than your child’s health and survival.” all you fuckers who say this shit should be charged with neglect. you can’t forbid people from feeding their children just cause boobs give weak dudes boners.
I get it, I do, but I personally do not think feeding her child at a graduation, where there could be thousands of people, is the right time to feed her child, much less when sitting in the MIDDLE of the whole thing. I’m happy for her graduating, I’m happy she has a healthy child, I do not wish for the child to go hungry, but there is a time and place for certain things, and breast feeding in the middle of the public eye without any cower while seated in the middle of the whole crowd, is definitely not the time.
It’s astonishing to me that you literally see nothing wrong with saying “I do not wish for the child to go hungry, but there is a time and place for certain things.”
It’s like you have no concept that when a child is hungry, it’s hungry. It doesn’t just stop crying or stop needing because the place/time is appropriate. It might make you feel uncomfortable that she’s doing it in such a public setting where there is obviously a crowd, but she is being a great mother by putting her child’s needs first and taking care of her child.
And you also shouldn’t forbid people from feeding their children because their nudity (exposing a breast) makes you so fucking uncomfortable that you basically demand, darktwilly, that they make their child go hungry just so you’re more comfortable. Gross.
“Tell Me Again”
Tell me again why we should forget
I see that you haven’t forgotten Pearl Harbor yet
Tell me again why you say you can’t
You paid everyone else for their time in the camps
Tell me again why we should ignore
The many times you said “you’re mama’s a whore”
Tell me again why because we fail to see
The reasons you hung all our men from a tree
Tell me again why our history you choked
For chaining us, killing us, suppressing our vote
Tell me again why we should share your terror
Our enemy’s long been who you see in the mirror
Tell me again why you wouldn’t relent
From calling our ancestors niggers and wench
Tell me again why so we’ll understand
And please with a straight face if you think you can
Tell me again why those little girls died
For once tell the truth not another ‘white lie’
Tell me again why now that you live in fear
It’s about time you felt what we felt all those years
Tell me again why because we’re not insane
We know no one’s cornered the market on pain
Tell me again why is it you find?
When you cry your tears they are wet just like mine
Tell me again why, we pray that you tell
Why when we made your heaven you gave us pure hell
Tell me again why what is your excuse
Why you won’t compensate us for all your abuse
Tell me again why because our ancestors need
To hear that you’re sorry for your hate and greed
Tell me again why, why should we forgive
The ones who detest the mere fact that we live
I’ll tell you why if I may be so bold
We have to forgive you to save our own souls.
From the gospel musical “Reaching For Freedom” by Jay Arrington
"Tell me again why we should share your terror
Our enemy’s long been who you see in the mirror”