So pain. Much hurt. Ow.
Aug 28 2014
Aug 27 2014
Aug 26 2014
Aug 23 2014
Aug 20 2014
“ I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged. ”
Aug 19 2014
People - white people - I am ashamed of my race - keep telling me that police officers like Officer Wilson should get more respect and sympathy and understanding because they go to work every day afraid that they might not make it home.
But here is the thing.
Black people go to work every day afraid they might not make it home.
Black people go to school every day afraid they might not make it home.
Black people go to the store every day afraid they might not make it home.
Black people fucking go outside every day afraid they might not make it home.
Those white cops chose that job. Chose that life. Chose that fear. Kudos to them; I know I couldn’t do it. But they had to apply, go through trainings and screenings and tests, before they were even allowed to do the job that makes them afraid they might be killed in action.
But black people like Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner - they have to fear for their lives every day just because they were born a certain color. They didn’t get a choice.
Stop telling me how I should feel bad for the police.