generations of segregation and poor quality education.
generations of segregation and limited access to economic resources.
generations of segregation… poor quality nutrition and medical care access.
generations of segregation and internalized racism damaged, racialized self esteem .
AND WE ARE STILL HERE.
we SURVIVE and THRIVE in the most OPENLY HOSTILE environment.
generations of enslavement, lynching, police brutality, respectability politics, murder, poverty
and WE ARE STILL HERE
do you really wonder why they FEAR US!!!
we are a mighty and resilient people
WE GONNA BE ALRIGHT
So, I am reading the #IfIdieInPoliceCustody thread on Twitter.
my eyes are sweating and my face wet.
I cant process the level of inhumanity directed at my people and our MAGNIFICENT ability to THRIVE in the face of constant and undeserved oppression.
#ifIdieinPoliceCustody Know that I was murdered. Know that I reek of racial, cultural, familial and personal pride and they could smell it on me and like MAD DOGS they tried to destroy it.
Know that I did everything I could to survive
Know they I want you to do everything EVERYTHING possible to avenge my death and obtain justice
Know that I have never NEVER accepted second class citizenship or humanity and dont want you to either.
DONT MAKE ANY EXCUSES
PERSON THE FUCK UP
PLAY STRANGE FRUIT AT MY SERVICE
#IfIDIEinPoliceCustody SET IT OFF!! scorched earth
make sure that I and the very last person it happens to.
I am still tripping on ignorant reactionary assumption making, conclusion jumping white american abysmal blatant and arrogant interpretation of black culture, community and institutions.
Capt Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol is not in a GANG. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. black Greek letter organizations have existed since 1906 – “SkeeWeee”(this means that I am an AKA)
holding up ‘strong peace sign‘ -Two Fingers (index and middle) palm in toward body – is not a gang sign, but a cultural twist on the 60’s peace sign palm out.
not all black people are first generation college – 3 HBCU‘s were established prior to the start of the Civil War.
Slavery existed on this continent from 1619 to 1865.
reconstruction existed from 1866-1893
JimCrow Segregation – American Apartheid existed on the federal level from 1896 to 1965. * various state laws pre and post date federal segregation.
think about this in reference to your life, your parents, grandparents.
state laws prohibiting interracial marriage were struck down in 1967.
James Byrd was lynched in 1998.
the practice of killing people by extrajudicial mob action, occurred in the United States chiefly from the late 18th century through the 1960s.
Lynchings took place most frequently against African-American men in the Southern US from 1890 to the 1920s with a peak in 1892.
records on lynchings are now lost under the category hate crime