“I’m sorry. I know that’s not enough. I’m going to keep doing the work”
In response to the below tweet from Bracewar‘s Rashod Jackson, which details an event from 2015…
— Shod Exotic (@RashodJackson) June 5, 2020
…Jim posted the below statement in a series of tweets.
“Rashod called me out in 2015. I called him, he put the screws to me. I deserved it, and I apologized to him. He told me that wasn’t good enough and he was right.
Its shameful and fucking embarrassing. I present myself as someone who gives a shit about progressive movements and ideas, and I was not living up to that.
Because of that conversation I had to take a big fucking look in the mirror and recognize a lot of bullshit that I was selling myself.
I made too many excuses for being brought up without exposure to the black experience, and I should have been better.
I make a conscious effort to purge stuff about myself that still sucks when I find it, and to be mindful that I’m just a passenger on someone else’s ship in any movement related to black lives.
I’m sorry. I know that’s not enough. I’m going to keep doing the work. That might still not be enough. I’m going to do it anyway.”