Watching adults throw away their kids in preference of sex, money, men/women is a hard pill to swallow, but I’ve witnessed it. I’ve seen plenty of human trauma victims neglected. I have watched churches sweep sexual abuse under the rug from their own priests, and I’ve seen desperate people denied for social services because of racism. White people and People of Color have intentionally engaged in microaggressions to be a hindrance for no other reason except I’m Black and they had power to do so.
This might sound like I'm off topic, but stay with me, MK. As I listen to and/or watch Republicans express shock and horror that the man whose dick they sucked threw them under the bus, this comes to mind. While that is a much bigger topic, I am simply astounded that evil is what evil does, and why on EARTH are they surprised? And here's the connecting tissue: after four centuries of how White folks have treated POC, why on EARTH would you expect anything else? In all fairness, as with all things, there are exceptions. But they are few and far between. After a lifetime of sexual abuse myself, and incest, I so get what you're saying here. This is a deeply intimate subject but unless you have lived it or witnessed it, it's imaginary. Til it comes home to roost.