Monday, August 18, 2014

Recommended Reading

[TRIGGER WARNING: RACISM, POLICE BRUTALITY, GUN VIOLENCE, HOMICIDE]

Things To Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person Gets Murdered By Police

I really really love Mia McKenzie, aka Black Girl Dangerous. She is an amazing writer and brilliant mind.

This piece does a really good job of shooting down all the excuses people are making to justify Mike Brown's murder or say that the people of Ferguson are being "just as bad" as the police. It's well-sourced and well-put, and from the perspective of a person who is affected by these issues.

Please read it all, but if you want the short version, #5 is a good sum-up of most of the points. Beware respectability politics.

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