what is get on my fucking nerves
what is shoot up schools?
What Is “Pay For Nudes”?
What is “ride bikes in the rain”
What is “fuck their pets”
What is “dance offbeat”?
what is not combing or washing your hair for 7 years and calling it dreads
what is not season their food?
What is “going exploring in the woods at 2am in the morning”
What is “tripping over a branch that isn’t even there”?
what is “skydive”
what is “sunscreen”
what is letting their kids disrespect them?
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Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims
1. Criminalizing Blackness in America
2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares”
3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death
4. The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)
This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe