“In her expression, I see the black mothers who are unseen, and rendered helpless in this fury against their babies,” writes artist Titus Kaphar
"blackness'>Anti-blackness describes the inability to recognize black humanity," writes kihana miraya ross. "The violence we experience isn’t tied to any particular transgression. It’s gratuitous and unrelenting."
White people talking to white people. More of this please. If you’re white and you believe yourself not to be racist, yet you don’t talk to your white friends like this or stand up beyond tweets for Black people... you simply aren’t who you think you are.
A black family tried to get the attention of the police to protect a neighborhood store in Van Nuys and were immediately handcuffed.
To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.