Today I went to my criminology class. Our professor, a huge tough fat black man who is always cracking jokes, was there, all dressed in black, and he was silent. Wouldn't talk to anyone, and we all knew something was wrong with him. As class started, he said he really didn't want to talk about the chapter because 2 boys very close to him died. (He works for a juvenile detention center, and tries to help poor kids, and kids who are headed down the wrong path.) One was 19 and in the army, he died in Iraq a few days ago, and the other one was an 8 year old boy who died because he had a tumor and couldn't get medical attention because he was too poor. All of sudden, as he's telling us what happened, he starts crying. Which in turn, made me start to cry. He said something that really got to me, and it's something that I guess I've always believed in, but just never paid much attention to. He said that it's really fucked up that we have all this money to build new baseball stadiums and buy all this other crazy shit, but we can't get an 8 year old boy health care. So it was a very short class because he didn't really want to talk, and so as he lets us out, these 2 assholes behind me start talking. One says," Oh man I walked all the way here for a 20 minute class....I don't wanna walk back it's cold outside!" And then the other one says, "I'm gonna ask that girl for her sports section of her newspaper cause I wanna read about John L. Smith getting fired." ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!? Our prof just spilled his guts to us about how hurt and upset he is, he cried, and we heard about 2 young boys dying and you care about the weather and football?!?!??! I seriously almost turned around and ripped them a new one. But I didn't because I've sat by these guys all semester, I know they are ignorant, and it wouldn't change anything.
But yea, I think that's all for today. Cya.