On How We Speak Out After Lynchings

As heartbreaking and enraging as it most definitely is to see these injustices go unchecked, I’m going to take a cue from LLAG and do more than just find out the names and ages of the most recent victims. While you know that I will still rant and rave about the need for change and the dismantling of systematic racism and sexism, I would like to do my best to make the conversations about the victim and NOT the perpetrator(s). These murderers get so much – the benefit of the doubt, a voice, their freedom… The least I can do is give people like Akai Gurley and Keyonna Blackeney a moment free of the hateful judgement that killed them.

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Akai Gurley and his daughter, Akaila

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