#olive5k August. Apparently my second fastest 5k on Strava. @licoriceolives (at Artarmon Reserve)
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
I recently had a little back and forth with a friend on Twitter as to why Marlon Wayans poking fun at Delta Goodream at a recent Beyonce concert want racist. Even though he called her white.
She didn’t understand the reason and history behind why a white person can’t really declare something racist or as another friend of our weighed in said “you can, but only behind a shield of thousands of years of white privilege, which kind of lessens the effect.”
I showed her this video and I’m still not sure it sunk in.
It says it all so eloquently.