Yes, I'm mad,
If you have something to say, you should say it. Right now, we are in an epoch of blatant racism, no thanks to the mouthpiece that got elected by Russia in 2016. But, before I get into that, I would like to say welcome back. It's been a while since I've been on this blog, so let's talk about what brought me back. It wasn't Nia Wilson, or Harith Augustus, or the 10 year old boy who was treated like a man and thrown to the ground by police. This is not about them individually but collectively. Where is the humanity for Black people?
I took a hiatus from this blog because I'm writing a book and in grad school, but this is something I can make time for because this is something that I have to live through every day. I watched people break down in tears after the Harith Augustus murder because they were grieving their loved ones who were murdered at the hands of the police.
I've watched my sister get into it with a white, male officer who seemed like he wanted to do her harm. I have personal experience with ineffective policing. So, understandably, I am tired, I am angry, and I am moved to action.
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