Black Lives Matter: Get Out of Your Cotton-Pickin’ Minds!

Disclaimer: This article attempts to expand our understanding of the BlackLivesMatter slogan. It is not my intent to slur, critique or degrade the BlackLivesMatter Movement to challenge racist police brutality against Black people in ANY way. I respect and generally support any attempt to make Black people Wake up, Clean up, and Stand up. _______________________________________________ When I was a young boy, I sometimes heard Black folk use the expression, “You must be out of your cotton-pickin’ mind!” This expression was meant to suggest a person was crazy or disconnected from reality. The passionate way people said it, gave you the notion … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Get Out of Your Cotton-Pickin’ Minds!