Trump finally found a stadium full of people who won’t boo him — in the old Confederate and former slavery and slave-trading loving southern state of Alabama, a state that ranks at the bottom in every measurable category.
As a white woman, I’ve listened to black and brown members of my community talk, for years, about their fears when their child walks out of their home, car keys in hand, to begin the dangerous activity of driving while brown. We’ve all heard these fears so often, but have we become immune to them? Why haven’t we been able to step into their shoes and change their reality?
The fallout of Amber Guyger’s inhuman actions seemingly leads to another modern-day lynching of a black human being in America.
I’m not going to lie; I think it’s because she’s black and happens to be the greatest gymnast that’s ever lived.
The problem that the Tulsa Police Department suffers from is the same problem that Tulsa Public Schools, the Tulsa Health Department, and every American created governmental institution is suffering from and that’s white supremacy. Thus, eradicating the cultural mindset of white supremacy from our institutions is the cure to eliminating the lingering racial tension and racial disparities in our city and country.
Workers for the State shoot us when we comply, run away, or when we’re unarmed and mentally ill. They lock us up and place barriers to our survival when we are released. They defund our schools and plan prison beds based on third-grade test scores.
My heart and soul goes out to the family of Isaiah Lewis. You should have seen your baby boy graduate. Go to college. Grow into the beautiful black man he was destined to become. We will not forget him. We will not forget this. We will continue to fight corruption and murderers with a badge.