The Myth of the Respectable Victim: Korryn Gaines and the Invisible Trauma of Racist Terror
Linda Luu
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Is this where we are in the year 2016? Long gone are the days of idealizing Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman. For now, we would rather worship a soulless witch who had her own child in one hand and a shotgun in the other as she used her very own innocent boy to protect herself from gunfire. I pity the state of mind that can find a justification for doing what she did. BLM, what should have been a noble and just cause, has been perverted by the intellectually inept and morally wicked; it has been perverted by those who practice racism, the all-too-familiar concept they profess to despise so greatly. But hey, why remember the words of the revered MLK when we can canonize Michael Brown as a “gentle giant” who just happened to rob convenient stores and attack police officers in his spare time; why recall Rosa Park refusing to give up her chair from that bus when we can quote a lunatic hair stylist whose actions made her son get shot. Not everyone is a victim madam; for some people are just scum.

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