Tuesday, February 9, 2016

RIP MarShawn McCarrel

[TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE]

Tragically, Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel took his own life by shooting himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse. He wrote "My demons won today. I'm sorry," on his Facebook page that day.

I don't know exactly what these demons were, but it seems likely that if this were a better world for black men like himself, he wouldn't have died.

I'm sorry that we white people failed you so badly, MarShawn. You did incredible work for your movement, and I hope you can find peace and rest. And I'm sorry to the Black Lives Matter community. You lost an incredible person.

Columbus Alive did a Q&A with him over a year ago if you want to learn more.

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