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25
Nov
14

A Tweet Or Two

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25
Nov
14

Why Can’t You See Our Humanity?

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I came back home last night, turned on the TV, and saw the news that there would be no indictment in the murder of Michael Brown. I remember falling to my knees and crying with one thought playing over and over in my head: “We are human. We are flesh and blood. We are human and they can’t even see it.”

Black people get up everyday and contribute to the prosperity of this society. We are children, we are teenagers, we are parents, we are students, we are business owners, we are doctors, we are lawyers, we are everything A to Z. We are human. Yet everyday you are killing us. You are killing our children, you are killing our brothers, you are killing our sisters, you are killing our parents. A Black person gets stopped by the cops and shakes in fear, trembles with fear that he or she makes it home alive. Your white parent, child, brother, or sister will never know this fear but every Black person knows that fear or will experience it. This is a horror in a country that calls itself exceptional. A Black man or woman walks out the door, comes back home, and looks to the heavens, thinking “thank God, I lived today.” This is a scourge in a country that proclaims to be great.

I continue to look forward to the day when the lines “all men are created equal” and “with liberty and justice for all” will become reality and not some refrain we toss around. I continue to look forward to the day when society recognizes our humanity. And as always, we carry on.

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Joy

Good morning all. I rarely post but I had to this morning. As you see I live in Barbados but I am Jamaican and am therefore a West Indian. Why is this significant because I have two sisters and a brother in the US one sister who lives in New York has a son who is twenty years old and I have numerous friends from the West Indies with sons who live in various parts of the US. I cried last night when I heard the outcome. I cried for them. I often call my sister and remind her to speak to her son. He is a regular 20 year old, he goes to college, he wears his cap backwards, he goes to the cinema with his friend, he does the things that you would expect them to do at that age. When I read of these killings my heart hurts for all young men in the US who may not grow up to live their dreams. What next?

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Rikyrah

went to sleep with the images of Mike Brown’s parents on my mind.

White people simply do not understand the fundamental lack of trust in law enforcement that exists within the Black community. And, they don’t understand why that undermines this country as a whole.

I’m not talking about Pookey and Ray-Ray having no trust.

I’m talking about my and the overwhelming swaths of Black America that gets up, goes to work everyday, and loves their family. The people like me, who have never had nothing more than a parking ticket in terms of ‘ infractions’.

I do not trust law enforcement.

If on a jury, I would never give them the benefit of the doubt.

I wouldn’t trust a word that comes out of their mouths.

Period.

I have three degrees and I have no more trust in law enforcement than Pookey.

If you don’t understand what that means…

oh well.

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Don

It gets tiring singing “We shall overcome someday” all the time, just saying. Black people are the only people that have to sing songs and love the very people that don’t love us. It is a miracle that every black man in America isn’t schizophrenic, we are told to turn the other cheek and forgive the very people that brutalize us. A white kid can walk into a school and kill as many kids as he can and the first thing out of everyone’s mouth is that kid needs help. But a black kid walking down the street with his pants sagging and baseball cap turned sideways is considered a menace to society. At this point in time I’m not ready to forgive or forget, and I’m not interested in holding hands and singing songs.

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Police Brutality

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OurManFlint

yes it is depressing. recently in Toronto, my father elderly father in-law was followed by two cops, (one black and other white), in a cruiser while walking through a field while wearing his hood up. they eventually stopped him and asked where he was going and such. he did not take kindly to that and asked why had they stopped him, they said Oh to remind folks to be safe …. he then gave them a piece of his mind and said now he knows exactly what black youths are facing; and asked them what should he say to his grand kids that it is not safe to be out, or that they could be stopped. While at the same time people of other races cut through the same field and are never followed or stopped. They drove away and waited till he emerged on the other side of the field and waved at him. I guess they were ashamed but who knows…

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24
Nov
14

Black Lives Should Matter

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24
Nov
14

A Tweet Or Two

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