White audiences view and share these images, often without thought, swallowing whole black pain and black death as a digital commodity, or perhaps a coin in the bank of allyship, before regurgitating meaningless tweets like “This is crazy.” What’s crazy is never specifically said.
Being Mary Jane, Daniel Holtzclaw, and White Consumption of Black Pain
Olivia A. Cole
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Thank you for helping me understand why I do not want to watch these videos. I do, though, feel compelled to increase awareness of them, and my emotions around this urge are complex.