Being Black: The New Death Sentence

Posted: November 20, 2013 by realjdobypr in News

If I Ruled

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I didn’t know how feared I was until I was bombarded by the media coverage of the deaths of young African Americans like Trayvon Martin, Renisha Mcbride, and Jonathan Ferrell.  I always thought my mahogany hued tone to be a thing of beauty.  I never thought it alone could be the death of me!

If you take the time to familiarize yourself with the stories of each young person listed above- you may find a commonality that frightens you as much as it does me. Fact: They were young.  They were African American.  They were in middle to upper class neighborhoods. They were murdered!

I guess America grew to fear what they once oppressed.  In 2013, being black is much more scary than an encounter with a black person.  Apparently our utter presence is cause to pick up your rifle or 22, fire a shot and watch us gasp for life.

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  1. gigoid says:

    Nice re-blog, though it is sad to note it’s relevance to modern times…. 😦

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