Friday, November 20, 2015

US Anti-Black Racism Update

[TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, GUN VIOLENCE, THREATS]

Okay. Deep breath. Let's do this.

My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up.

There have been a lot of stories like this, but this one really takes the cake. A black woman locked herself out of her own apartment, called a locksmith to deal with it, and somehow a white person took this to mean she was breaking in and called the cops on her. Then the police sent NINETEEN OFFICERS to deal with the non-robbery.

The cops, of course, then acted like complete dickholes to Ms. Fay Wells, ignoring her when she asked them for their names and badge numbers, refusing to speak to her or even acknowledge her existence as though she had wronged them somehow. And the entire department obstructed every attempt for her to get answers.

Completely fucked. And she's totally traumatized. Assholes.

And then:

Portraits Of Every Black Professor At Harvard Law Were Covered In Black Tape

What the actual fuck. This is terrifying. This is terrorism. I would feel 100% afraid for my life if I was one of those professors.

You can't even begin to claim that racism isn't a problem in the U.S. when this is the reaction to students holding some protests to get people to actually address racism a little.

What the FUCK.

No comments: