You Can Give Us Barbecue And Ice Cream But We Still Ain’t Cool

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There seems to be a new faux initiative that’s taking place within various cities. Police departments are giving the coloreds barbecue and ice cream as a way to build “better relationships” with the community. Because why? It’s summertime, hot and niggas love pork and dairy products. Apparently.

I guess that’s how we build trust against the group of people who are killing us on a regular basis. I guess. Not. So while rhythm deficient cops hit “The Nae Nae” and “Wobble” with us, we should just forgive the centuries-worth of abuse and brutality for a few worthless “feel good” moments. Ice cream is good but not THAT good. Instead of these half-assed gestures of “kindness”, try having a real conversation with the citizens in community where police are wreaking havoc. This is a simple. But that’s not what police departments really want to do. They’d rather put band-aids on open, oozing sores and reopen partially healed scars.

We don’t trust you. You aren’t here for us and the one or two good cops making these weak ass gestures haven’t done enough to make us forget about the past, present or the future.

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The irony is white folks and some delusional kneegrows see this as a “start” to building a better rapport between the two groups. Treats are not solving unjustified murders by racist cops. It doesn’t even allude to police departments accepting and acknowledging any wrongdoing. It’s a deflection tactic. Although, it sounds good to be able to say you gave a kid an ice cream and enjoyed barbecue with the number lady at the park- police departments, nationally, have outright refused to be accountable for their treatment of blacks in this country. I’m not so impressed by folks putting away their guns for a few hours to come and mingle with the “good niggas”. A real effort starts at the top and trickles down. Officers who are willing to report their fellow brothers in blue when they commit misconduct.

That’s too much like right. We all know by summer’s end more black folks will be killed. So yeah. They can keep giving us barbecue and ice cream but we still ain’t cool.

Stay safe.




K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist”. Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.

  • I heard about this mess and couldn’t believe how silly and ill-conceived it was.

  • Val

    This is nothing more than police propaganda. They plan stuff like this and manage to always make sure the media is around or that it’s caught on camera. The Gestapo staged propaganda events too.

  • Cheech

    “Treats are not solving unjustified murders by racist cops.”

    I’m memorizing this like a mantra so I can repeat it whenever needed.

  • Mary Burrell

    They even have something stupid called The Running Man Dance off how is that going keep black people from being killed?