Month: November 2014

Our Humanity Is Worth More Than Their Bottom Line

I hadn’t planned on updating my blog yet. I’ve had something else in the works but wasn’t ready to release it yet. But in the wake of this disgusting, though unsurprising, decision not to indict Darren Wilson, I had to disrupt my plans. We all know the stat…every 28 hours a black person is killed at the hands of police, security, or vigilantes…and apparently, no one is culpable for those deaths except the victims themselves. I mean the media goes to ridiculous lengths to sway public opinion of these black victims by denigrating their characters — “thug,” “no angel,” “possible gang affiliation,” “alleged drug use,”—while excusing their murderers. Hell, white mass-murderers have gotten better biographical sketches than the many unarmed black victims. As we waited these past few days to hear the expected ‘no indictment’ decision, 3 more people* died at the hands of police, none of whom were armed.  In Cleveland, 12-year old Tamir Rice, was shot in the torso outside of a recreation center in the middle of the afternoon after allegedly reaching …