Alton Sterling’s Life Mattered
Imagine if police officers were caught on camera killing a disproportionate ammount of puppies. Can you imagine the outcry and condemnation of their actions? There would be immediate and swift justice.
Dogs have been domesticated and befriended by man since antiquity. Hence the name, "man's best friend" This could not have been possible without man extending his humanity.
Blackness has never been befriended or afforded the luxury of humanity from our trespassers. To understand this country one must critically examine and understand the historical savagery and transgressions that have been committed against black bodies.
Blackness has never been befriended or afforded the luxury of humanity from our trespassers
Spectacle lynching was an American pastime. The castration, burning, lynching and cutting of the black body was sport. Families would travel from near and far to witness these egregious horrors. Body parts were taken as souvenirs. Children watched and cheered alongside their parents.
Those traditions have been delicately woven into this nation's fabric. Contemporary lynchings are more methodical and calculated these days.There is no longer a need for a lynch mob or a crowd. You just need a badge, a department issued firearm and implicit bias.
The black body has never been afforded humanity.