From Emmett Till to Rodney King to The Central Park Five to Oscar Grant to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell to Trayvon Martin to Renisha McBride to Jonathan Ferrell to Jordan Davis to Eric Garner and so very many others…even though we’re always unarmed, there is never a shortage of disproportionately White juries eager to conclude that the act of merely existing while Black is always sufficient justification for inflicting brutality, imprisonment or murder onto any unfamiliar Black bodies
Seems like it’s always the same old song and dance whenever Black people seek justice from the system made to imprison us: Criminalizing Blackness — White people may commit crimes, but Black people are always viewed as criminals.
THANK YOU FOR THIS
I feel like I needed this a lot today
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This hit me harder than I expected.
Me throwing shade when I’m 80,
Can we just have every superhero react like that?
"A spider bite… gave me abs…?"
"Being put in a barrel of radioactive waste… gave me abs…?"
"Watching my parents die…gave me abs?"