I cannot believe I still have to protest this shit

Woman protesting the Michael Brown shooting.

The photo, and the message in it, is viral for a reason.

Welcome to the 21st century, and minorities in the supposedly civilised world still have an extra reason to fear our law enforcement.

The police’s desperate attempts to smear Michael Brown with their rather delayed autopsy only further condemn them (he had weed in his system, the horror), and feed on one of the oldest racist tropes: namely that, if you barely scratch away the surface, black men are just dangerous criminals who deserve to be shot down – after the slightest transgressions – for the good of the community. On this occasion with at least 6 bullets at medium range, 2 travelling through the poor man’s skull.

So, yeah, this woman is right. It is truly unbelievable that we have to protest a growing, militarised police state, and its role in the entrenchment of oppression against historically marginalised groups, in 2014.

“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited, and abandoned, everything is war.” – Bob Marley (quoting Haile Selassie I in “War“)

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