After The Protests...Organize.
A Radical Guide For Creating Sustainable Change.
I believe that it is time for more activists to embrace radical change. The type of radical change that breaks the patterns of oppression that occur predictably like winter, spring, summer & fall to rip off the scab of progress and re-expose the psychological wounds and trauma that mark the American experience for far too many.
Pick your oppression:
Police killings, sexual abuse, divisiveness, prejudice, classism, misogyny, sexism, homophobia, homelessness, violence, adultism, poverty, moral-judgment, systemic racism, trans-gender bias, pollution, climate change, bigotry, intolerance, LGBTQIA + erasure, gentrification, fatphobia, income inequality, Indigenous people erasure, child abuse, mass incarceration, war, etc.
Why do these oppressions keep happening?
Why Police Kill Black People “The Whole Story”
I Was Challenged To “Tell The Whole Story”
In the aftermath of 2 horrific viral videos that showed 2 African American men, Alton Sterling & Philando Castille, die after being shot and killed by police officers this past week I took to Facebook and Twitter with my disgust and outrage at a system that I believe hurts both people and police. In one of my posts I shared a picture of a statistic from a Washington Post article that said: “Although black men make up only 6 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 40 percent of the unarmed men shot to death by police this year”.
A woman replied to me with this comment: “What you’re also not telling people is what percentage of blacks kill blacks what percentage of blacks use guns what percentage of blacks commit what percent of the crime which explains why there is such a high percentage of black men under 30 that are incarcerated you have to tell the whole story”