I was really into skateboarding when I was a little kid. Through skating and specifically Thrasher Magazine @thrashermag, I discovered Skate Rock Vol. 3 when it was released in 1985. I was too young to fully understand what I was submerging myself in, but through skating and specifically punk, I started on a journey that would teach me what was right and wrong, good and bad, and ultimately I developed moral guidelines though subcultures and the people who were part of it all.
Here we are in 2020, and as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, a protest was organized here in San Diego by skaters, for skaters, and for anyone who is an ally. The energy was unlike anything I have experienced. It's smart, calculated, and it's roots are interwoven among the things that will ultimately impact society and possibly change this world. The speakers I heard at this protest were 100% spot on. The masses that came out to skate were spot on. After today I have hope for this cruel world.
Skate or die!
Audio clip: @deafclubband
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