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James 'Ghost' St. Patrick: There is no secret, just me.
Simon Stern: I don't follow.
James 'Ghost' St. Patrick: Well, I'm a black man from the hood. Most of the guys I came up with are either dead or in jail. I live in the penthouse of my building, above the lawyers and doctors trying to get into my club. See... people take you at face value, Simon. Me? Well, I have to transform to meet everyone's expectations, constantly. Truth isn't one thing because I'm not one thing. You understand? I take all my experiences and use them to cater to all different kinds of people, under one roof. Whether it's the black professional athlete ordering his next bottle of Ciroc. Or whether its the Wall Street MF getting black out drunk on the company's dime. I understand them, I get 'em. And because I get 'em, I get 'em. And because I get 'em, I get rich.”
You don’t have to support violence yourself or go out and punch a Nazi, but do not ask marginalized people to be martyrs for the principle of non-violence while our lives are being threatened.”
Black, brown, trans, and queer women have been doing this for far longer and at far greater peril. We are the ones new to this.”
There have been calls to "Resist" since Nov 8th. A lot of us have been resisting since we were little girls. We literally had no choice.”
You know why there were no arrests? Because PR-wise, it was a march that would be attended by mostly white women. And in a world that doesn't protect women much, when it chooses to, it is white women it protects. If the marches were mostly Black and brown women, police would be emboldened to break them up, throw tear gas into the crowds, and be physical. How do we know? The BLM protests and marches, where the only things people had were their bodies and those were considered weapons. Ferguson. Baltimore. Chicago. Militarized police always showed up. LOOK AT STANDING ROCK.
White women and white bodies can hold space on streets and shut down cities "peacefully" because they are allowed to. Black and brown people who march are assaulted by cops, and in Trump's law and order administration, this will only get worse.
Remember that you as a white person are walking in a body of privilege. You didn't show up before but you can show up now. NOW. When the next Sandra Bland, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Rekia Boyd, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner etc etc etc happens, you better come out. We will need you to show up again and again, in these numbers.”
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