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Someone made the point that good cops are judged wrongly on their uniform. How do you think it feels to be judged wrongly on your skin?
Black rage scares those in power bc they know it's justified and -if it's focussed- could tear the already tattered fabric of this nation.
If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it. --Zora Neale Hurston
The Rodney King beating occurred 20 years ago and nothing has changed except that capturing a savage police beating on video isn't rare.
Telling a little girl, "He's mean to you because he likes you" should be followed up with "and stay as far away from him as possible."
As I understand it a cop could walk up to me right now & blow my head off & some significant number of ppl would support him just because.
Deeply embedded within the American psyche is the idea that Black people are supposed to quietly accept whatever abuse we are given.
The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim: he or she has become a threat. - James Baldwin
Let me remind you where we are: unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot by the NYPD 19 times while standing in front of his house. All 4 cops got off
Every second that George Zimmerman walks free he makes a mockery of the already flimsy concept of American justice.
Emmett Till was murdered today in 1955. R.I.P.
Sadly we live in a country where one group is allowed to violently protest the firing of a football coach and others can't protest a murder.