Upon Hearing of Alton Sterling
Do you see Me As a human being? Or as another statistic An angry black chick Sick Of her people's blood being spilled on the pavement. You praise us for our patience Then scream non compliance Blame us for our executions When we cry out for resolution How dare you make me ashamed When you're to blame And all I want for you... Is to just say their names Acknowledge the problem Help us solve it Don't dismiss the issue And think we're trying to diss you We just
After the Grand Jury Decison...
After the Grand Jury decision in the Mike Brown/Darren Wilson case resulted in no indictment for Officer Wilson, social media networks lit up…and unfortunately, so did Ferguson, MO. As I scrolled through my newsfeed that night, I saw numerous, explicitly racist statements, photos, and shares. I was irritated, but as a person of color living in the United States, I expected a racist backlash and definitely saw it. I held my tongue until I stumbled upon the following post and r
My Thoughts on Ferguson
So I’ve been noticeably silent about the turmoil in Ferguson. I want to take this time to address some things that I’ve seen on my newsfeed, how I feel about the situation and the state or lack of perceived racism in the United States. Is this about race? Personally, I believe it's about race and an abuse of power. While in light of newly and even auspiciously timed release of details, that the cop was just “doing his job,” one cannot ignore the statistics of Black males and