As we all know by now, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenage boy, was gunned down by the police while walking to his grandmother’s house in the middle of the afternoon. For the past few days my Facebook newsfeed has been full of stories about the incidents unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri. But then I realized something….
No ice bucket challenges for me. Not until every white person on my timeline shows the same outpouring of sympathy for minorities, who still aren’t extended the same civil rights that WE promised them 50 years ago. It’s not as simple as dumping water on yourself, but here’s how you can start to take some responsibility. The safety & security of anyone we share our neighborhoods with is all of our concern.
“There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Sirens of Titan
Hi, I saw the picture you posted of the Son of Baldwin Facebook post and I just wanted to let you know that there are apparently two Darren Wilsons. One is with the Ferguson police department and one is with the St. Louis Metro Police Department. Wasn't sure if you had heard about that yet and I figured you might be interested to know :)
All of this trust in their word & yet… no statements from any department clarifying the identity or affiliation of the correct person. No photo. No vague physical description.
The same police department also said that the protesters provoked the police to use tear gas & tanks, but they didn’t & there’s proof. The same police department said that they didn’t shoot wood pellets or rubber bullets into the crowds, but they did & there’s proof.
Are you going to believe them that easily?
You can come drop me a tip when they cough up some information that his friend Dorian Johnson can corroborate. Until then, I don’t really care to hear or help disseminate any of their corrupt, racist, manufactured bullshit. Thanks!
To all of the cop apologists fact checking me- of course the real Darren Wilson, the black cop, released a statement that it wasn’t him. We knew this from the moment they spoke his name. Where’s the statement from the Ferguson/St Louis police confirming the description or any details of the correct officer involved instead of letting it go on pinned on the wrong man? Something still stinks.
Yesterday I got a call from my sister Cheeraz Gormon in St. Louis who was standing with poet Elizabeth Vega. They wanted me to know that a few women had created, on lawns, in the streets, healing stations, a place where the youth could come and scream and cry and be held and heard in love. Mighty work. — Dream Hampton
“If all the white people who claim they don’t hate us would ever get together and do something to the whites who claim they hate us, we’d see some action. Talk is cheap, if white people didn’t want to have a South African situation … there’d be none. If white people in America didn’t want segregation, there’d be none … it is the man who allows him to lynch who is never seen.”—
Taken from Hakim Jamal’s book “From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me” (page 180)
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”
Can’t rule the world if you never leave the streets
Vision deep like the family tree roots
Actions louder than words, the earth shake when I speak
Drop the atom bombs, they still bragging bout 3-2’s
Peaceful, but don’t be surprised if I piece you
And leave you to sleep for promoting that evil