Foot on necks/now I’m taking bets. holler: email@example.com
🙃 “... like a modern Oedipus, I’d metaphorically slept with my white mother and killed my black dad.”
it's both true that protesting carries inherent risks for protesters AND also true that the attendant risks to protests are not equally shared. i dunnowhat the answer is, but kudos to the young journos at Northwestern for recognizing the latter merits consideration 🤷🏿♂️
James Craig Anderson was a 47-year-old gay Black man from Mississippi. One night in 2011, he was standing in a parking lot he was attacked by a roving pack of young white dudes who had gone out to, in their words, “fuck with some niggers.”
Raise your hand if your living parents and grandparents lived under Jim Crow. 🙋🏿♂️
one of the wildest things abt white supremacy is how white people's feelings abt racism are always the terrain being contested and always presented as The Stakes.
“Our manager never intended for these men to be arrested...this should never have escalated as it did.” Calling the police introduces the prospect of arrest, and since the police are armed, the prospect of violence. Calling the police IS an escalation.