Understanding that segregation was used as a term to disenfranchise our idea of self-sufficiency in an ironic manner, we should continue fighting to maintain ourselves instead of engaging in a false battle of impossible integration.
For some reason, some police officers find amusement in hearing us say, “I can’t breathe” and then apply more pressure. If this didn’t happen to George Floyd, it would eventually happen to someone else. And I think it will still happen to someone else because America is still racist.
These protests are not about White folks or institutions being “good” or “bad.” They are about our repeated requests for you to dismantle the privileges that, deep down, you secretly hope that we will not truly threaten or take away from you.
What Luper did with her students was revolutionary. Leveraging her role as an educator, she incorporated activism into her teaching, though the efforts here in Oklahoma remain invisible and overshadowed by the Greensboro sit-ins.