Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Recommended Reading

This is your irregularly scheduled reminder that intersecting marginalizations make things monumentally worse for people, yet those people tend to get ignored.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER only if you are male, heterosexual and able-bodied

Excerpt:

I can’t count how many times people have told me that they didn’t know about the Black women and girls killed by the police but every single one of them knows about Eric, Mike, Trayvon, Tamir and Oscar. Oscar Grant had a movie made about him. Will there be a movie for Rekia or will you say hands up Renisha? 
Seeing the discrepancy I have to ask, why aren’t my sisters, my daughters and my mothers lives just as valuable as my brothers, my sons and my fathers lives? Why aren’t dead Black women and girls worth your collective outrage? How many of us have to die before you care?

And, from the same website, a list of black women and girls killed by police. Don't forget about them.

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