ELLA said it first

Black Lives Matter!!
Part of me wants to tell you how special my boys are and how they and their friends should not have to live in a world that refuses to accept and acknowledge the fullness of their humanity. As if I can submit proof of their exceptional lives as a justification for their being treated as white boys are. The notion that they have earned the rights that their white friend get just for breathing.
I totally get this and totally support the idea of celebrating the wonder that is our boys, individually and collectively. I will comment about how wonderful my sons are, because they are. they are also black. and it is not negative, but unrealistic to suggest that all of their accomplishments, all the love that I have poured into them will protect them form Darren WIlson and George Zimmerman. Hell, it didn’t protect them from Florina Cupsa and Deborah Clark.
THEY don’t care how wonderful our sons are.
They don’t see our sons or our daughters as human or citizens. we have to not be distracted. Laws, lawmakers and law enforcers have to be changed. every facet of our community has to demand full and complete recognition of our humanity and citizenship. I am asking that every chapter of every organization release a statement of support of the Ferguson protesters. Articulating the failure of the judicial and criminal justice system.
Like an Amicus Brief, these statement offer no new law, but evidence support and highlight to legal analysis that most applies to the interest and experience of that group. I am sorry that I resist the notion that power will concede anything without a demand. but it doesn’t. for me this situation is not about the qualifying of life.

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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