I’m a Storyteller but this is Non-Fiction

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August 19, 2014 by petrujviljoen

Nikki Skies

This is not a fairy or fable.  This isn’t one of my historical reference blogs or a post to honor someone.  This is non-fiction.  This blog is about living the facts of raising two young black men.  My nephews, who are now the ages of 20 and 16.  In particular the oldest who stands a little over 6’1″ with skin stained to the hue of blackberries.

This is about his dubious eyes when I tried to explain I needed to have a conversation about his skin tone and it had nothing to do with science or medicine.  No, it wasn’t me fussing because he forgot to put lotion on his elbows again.  It was about politics and its’ rapacious attachment to control.  The greed of it all and the pretentious stare down the broad of your nose.  The side of politics that tries to keep African Americans comfortably controlled to avoid another time span of collective awareness…

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2 thoughts on “I’m a Storyteller but this is Non-Fiction

  1. brian miller says:

    it is sad that we have to have these talks…that we have to prepare them in such a way for this world…and that we have to hope they dont forget who they are…or are shot for being it….

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