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REPRESENTATIVE BOBBY DUBOSE | EP 11

TV-MA | 56 min

*** DISCLAIMER: While we invited Representative DuBose to the studio to talk about the state of America, we would like to make it abundantly clear that the opinions expressed below are entirely owned by C&I Films and C&I Studios Inc. In no way are these opinions associated with Representative DuBose’s political stance or opinion, nor are they informed by the conversation shared between Joshua Miller and Bobby DuBose on this episode of Uncreative Radio.

With that said, let us begin this conversation with this… BLACK LIVES DO MATTER.

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We’re on Uncreative Radio with Bobby DuBose, a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 94!

*** DISCLAIMER: While we invited Representative DuBose to the studio to talk about the state of America, we would like to make it abundantly clear that the opinions expressed below are entirely owned by C&I Films and C&I Studios Inc. In no way are these opinions associated with Representative DuBose’s political stance or opinion, nor are they informed by the conversation shared between Joshua Miller and Bobby DuBose on this episode of Uncreative Radio.

With that said, let us begin this conversation with this… BLACK LIVES DO MATTER.

Every issue has a face. For the Black Lives Matter movement, they are the faces of those who have been murdered unjustly because of the color of their skin; it’s the faces of the mothers and fathers who have to lay their children to rest; it’s the faces of the sons and daughters who are growing up without their parents; it’s the faces of every black child who walks in fear.

Yes, you better believe it: Black Lives Matter.

If this is a hard pill for you to swallow then you better listen up. All men and women are created equally despite the color of their skin, their religion, or the circumstance of their upbringing. This is a fact. And men and women of color have proven it a million times over. Yet, there are still those who desperately cling to pathetic dogmas of inequality to make themselves feel more important. If that’s you, then you are the problem. And your way of thinking is a disease that we won’t tolerate anymore. There’s no room among us true Americans (you know, the people who stand up against injustice in every capacity; who combat wickedness wherever it roots its evil head) if you harbor hate or prejudice over people who are every bit as worthy and able of living the best life they can build for themselves.

So, where the hell did you go wrong? At what point did an innocent black child become a predator in your eyes? At what point did you become a racist?

Let’s backtrack a few million years… Did you know that there is an evolutionary trait ingrained in every individual in which we use stereotypes as pneumonic devices to quickly assess our surroundings and the circumstance of our environment? These immediate judgments are automatic; the stereotypes unspoken. It’s quite literally an automatic response that you have no real control over. It’s a gut feeling, if you will. Humans have similar alert system in our sense of smell! This is where the saying, “Follow your gut” comes from (if you believe that). If something seems off or dangerous about a situation, believe in your intuition because you are in fact smelling danger!

So, then, at what point does a pneumonic device of which you have no real control over dominate your way of thinking and perceiving others. Short answer, it doesn’t. No one is born racist, you fool. It’s a learned condition. And it can be unlearned.

Not convinced? Okay… Did you know in Ancient Rome people of color could hold any legal position as any other man? Interracial marriages were accepted because they were never not accepted. A black man could marry a white woman, hold any office, start any business, govern any military, and own any property that he wanted. That was 753 years before Christ was even born. We repeat, racism is learned and it is a modern invention that can and should be deconstructed.

I (me, Connor) can go on for days on this one, so instead, I will summarize:

White people (me included) have been given much. And now our participation is required, or as Bobby DuBose’s mother taught him, “to whom much is given, much is required.” Our silence is no longer acceptable. Our silence is killing people — our friends, neighbors, colleagues, schoolmates, role models… you name it. We have been given much and now we must give it back in the form of unity. First off, we must use our voice to empower and embolden the voices that matter most right now, and those are the voices screaming “Black Lives Matter!”

Secondly, we must vote. We will never tell you who to vote for. It’s your democratic right to decide that for yourself. But trust that your vote and your lack of vote matters greatly. The power of your vote means that we don’t only vote at the top of the ballot, but vote up and down. If you don’t vote you are living by the rules of those who did. Use your power.

Lastly, if you have a racist friend, educate that motherfucker. No one is born racist. Racism can be unlearned. Teach your peers who have lost their way. That’s something we all need to do.

There is a lot going on in this episode of Uncreative Radio with Bobby DuBose that deserves all of our attention. Tune in on Thursday, July 2nd to catch the full episode.

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