Truth be told, I don't just feel hopeless, I feel helpless. The task of uprooting a sickness that has wrecked this country since its founding is not as simple as voting in elections. White supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia seem to have found a way to perfectly coexist while creating the facade of a free and democratic society. I feel helpless, but I'm afraid to say that aloud. We are told to pray and remain respectable. We are told not blast NWA at protests because "it can paint the wrong picture." But why should I have to engage in respectability? F*ck respectability politics. The police weren't respectable when they murdered #AltonSterling.
Black men are 25% of Baton Rogue population but 100% of those killed by Baton Rogue police.— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) July 6, 2016
Issa Rae started a scholarship fund for the children in the Sterling family. You can donate here.
One day in this goddamn world, the violets in the mountains will break the rocks. #AltonSterling— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 6, 2016