Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.
I’m reading Maya Angelou’s The Heart of a Woman which was published in the early 80s but was about the early 60s and she talked about how whites would say “some of my best friends are Black” to seem not racist
that was 50 years ago…. and they still say the same stuff. amazing.
this is your daily reminder to not forget about ferguson. Keep it going!
But there isn’t a singular look for African women and girls
Somali bantu women
And many more….
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson