Police, and Grand Juries in America don’t think Black Lives Matter, so we must remind them.

mike3“Police-related deaths follow certain patterns. A 2012 study found that about half of those killed by the police each year are mentally ill, a problem that the Supreme Court will consider 2015. Young black men are also 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to one ProPublica analysis of the data we have. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which shows that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall. In short, people who belong to marginalized communities are at a higher risk of being shot than those who are not.

don't shoot
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/12/12/3601771/people-police-killed-in-2014/


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie“Race doesn’t really exist for you because it has never been a barrier. Black folks don’t have that choice.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah


I swear to the Lordlangston-hughes-granger
I still can’t see
Why Democracy means
Everybody but me.

~Langston Hughes, The Black Man Speaks


https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/black-lives-matter/

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