Sandra Bland Lives In Tragic Technicolor

Ezinne Ukoha
Dec 24, 2015 · 3 min read
Mural by Kalkidan Assefa and Allan Andre

If Bland had been a twenty-something white woman with very little patience and an attitude to boot — there is no doubt that she would be alive today.

But no. She was instead a black woman with enough common sense to understand what was happening to her. She was “an angry black woman” –unwilling to surrender her rights to a man in uniform.

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Black women are conditioned to defend themselves against monsters that threaten every inch of space around them. It’s a reality that has plagued us from even back in the day — when black men watched helplessly as white men habitually raped the spirit out of black women before sending them back out into the fields.

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This woman put up a brave fight but in the end she paid the ultimate price for her intelligence, self-respect and self-defense.

She was unlawfully carted off after enduring the wrath of an uncouth bully who couldn’t control the urge to physically punish her enlightened mind and soaring soul.

The moment the state trooper vengefully approached her vehicle — Sandra Bland was already dead and buried.

Another black woman bites the dust and justice is left to serve another day.

Photo: Jules Mock

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