Making The Choice Not To

I’m with Franchesca on this, and most things.
The murder and macabre display of dead, black bodies has been a popular staple in entertainment for hundreds of years. They play videos of the police beating and shooting black and brown men, women, and children on a continuous loop while discussing unrelated topics. The faces of the victims are always unblurred, open for public consumption, where most “others” have their identities protected.
This isn’t anything we don’t already know. That footage isn’t displaying anything we haven’t already seen. Walking, talking, standing, sitting, driving, sleeping, smoking, drinking, at home, or at school, brown bodies are a threat because they are a reminder of unwanted feelings – of fear, of inadequacy, of guilt, and must be eliminated on sight.

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