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The Parade of Death We Are Experiencing Is Unconscionable

The Parade of Death We Are Experiencing Is Unconscionable

I have nothing rational, insightful or new to say. I simply don’t understand. The parade of death we are experiencing is unconscionable. I don’t understand how this is okay. I simply don’t. This is not 1968. This is 2014. We are intellectualizing & typing and the murder of Black people is matching our output.

The culture is stuck in 1965 when it comes to race relations. It is the last time racism was truly addressed in this country. So, we keep playing out that narrative. But, it’s been twisted and bastardized. My hope is that new types of activism spring up. What worked in the 1960’s may not work in 2014. There are so many ways to practice non-violent, civil disobedience. Study other activists: ACTUP (Aids Coalition To Unleash Power) from the 1980’s was a beast. I recently read everything I could about them. Let’s learn from old models and adapt them for 2014.

I have read the Grand Jury transcripts. And, yes, it was a bit of a joke. Simply put, the Prosecutor did not attempt to prosecute Darren Wilson or hold him accountable in any way. 

The most I can hope for, with these cases, is that more people are awakened to the injustice in America. We are dealing with centuries of calcified injustice. The process to change America has been long, slow & painful. We are in OUR stage of that journey. 

Below are 4 articles on racism I’ve written for this blog, to inspire.

Black Folks, It’s Time To Stop Taking Care Of White People

Deceased Brown Bodies Unceremoniously Displayed on Our Screens…

White People Don’t Get It Because They Never Had to

The Black Men We Love

Be gentle with yourselves. 

Love and Peace.

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