Then Micheal Brown Jr. an unarmed 18year old was killed in Ferguson, MO. by a police officer, shot six times, dead. It’s been a week of me mostly avoiding that story for a variety of reasons.
Finally I wrote this, and my point if you want a headline, is it’s not simply the shooting, the death, the tragedy of how people are viewed that has and continues to disturb me, it’s that when these tragedies occur, the aftermath says as much about how people of color are considered in America if not more than the entire situation.
“Despite Us Being American”
I don’t know why I chose finally watching Ferguson/Michael Brown Murder news reports to be tonight’s insomnia activity.
Lucky to know you’re a citizen of a country that can’t get enough talking about Freedom and almost always feels an obligation to protect yours. Do you who are not visually “other” have to interact with assholes despite being an American? Of course. Do you wonder if the government is not trying to take advantage or misuse your tax dollars, despite your not being an “other” american? Yes of course. There’s lots of concerns. But usually law enforcement doesn’t target you. If someone in law enforcement does target you, you have options, you can seek and expect justice, mistreatment of you will most always only go so far.
SOURCE: Brooklyn Born – Read entire story here.