By now, most, if not all of us are aware of the guilty verdict handed down by the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial. Chauvin, who was found guilty of killing George Floyd on May 25, 2020, when he, without mercy, knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. In the wake of the murder, which was recorded on video, a public outcry against racial injustice was heard around the country and frankly, the world.
With the world watching, the American justice system seemed to finally work for a group of people it has unjustly punished for generations.
And now everyone is wondering, what is America’s reaction to all this? Well, we got Lady Liberty, herself.
BWNC: *Smokes Pen* America, you’re here *coughs* early! *Coughs..Coughs..Coughs* Shit! Excuse me!
America: Wait, are you smoking?
BWNC: Yeah. It’s 4/20! Oh wait, you still classify Weed a Schedule I substance, huh?
America: It’s actually 4/21. And are you talking about Marijuana!? Is that what you’re smoking?!?
BWNC: Nah, I’m smoking that Chauvin pack! *Laughs uncontrollably*
America: I should arrest you for this!
BWNC: We in DC. I’ve BEEN over 21. And it’s under 2 ounces. I’m good. Anyway, let’s get right to it. How do you feel about the Chauvin verdict? Do you think the right decision was made?
America: Well, I must say after another day of punishing racism, I am exhausted, you hear me!
America: Yep! As you know, I punish racism all the time. So much so, that I’m declaring that racism is over!
BWNC: *Coughs uncontrollably* *Stares at Pen* Wait, did you say you think racism is over?
America: Hell yeah! Mission Accomplished. I feel like Bush after he won the war in Iraq, baby!
BWNC: You can’t be serious, right now.
America: I am. I mean, damn, man. Y’all got Obama in 2008 and now this. What more do you want from me?
BWNC: We want a LOT more. We DEMAND a LOT more. You can’t just say racism is over after a modicum of justice is finally handed out against a heinous, racist act. This was easy. This was on tape. George Floyd’s martyrdom will go far beyond this trial. We demand policing reform, education reform, better infrastructure, fair housing, fair loans, equal employment, less student loan debt and, of course, repara..
America: You better not say it! You better not say the R word. Listen to me. Reparations is something we just can’t afford!
BWNC: But y’all passing out trillion dollar stimmys like Usher Bucks!
America: Oh, see, now that’s different. Besides, I have never given reparations to anybody!
BWNC: Well, Native Americans and Japanese Americans received reparations.
America: Oh, see, now that’s different.
BWNC: How is it, never mind. So what’s next, now that you deem you are no longer racist.
America: Well, for one, stop yelling at me. I know, “no justice, no peace.” Well, you got justice, now the peace. I just need everyone to be quiet. Stop demanding everything. Stop saying it’s unfair to be Black or a woman or an immigrant or of Asian decent or gay or trans. I don’t want to hear it anymore. Today is a new day and I…
BWNC: Wait a minute. Can you roll up your sleeve?
America: No. Wait, what you are you doing!?
BWNC: *Reaches over and non aggressively rolls up arm sleeve an inch* I knew it! You’re White America!
White America: *Grabs purse* You touched me forcibly! I’m calling the police! “Hello, Police! Yes, this is Lady Karen Liberty, and….”
BWNC: Let’s get outta here.
Leslie McLemore writes about a lot of different shit for Black With No Chaser. He is also the Takeaway Kang and is the father of two beautiful girls, one of which gets on every nerve he has. The other one is sweet. So, you know, balance.
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