Even at the age of 10 this boy recognizes that wearing a hoodie and being black is enough to make his brother an extremely likely target. These are the concerns of black children in the U.S, these are their fears and this is the reality they face.
The kid in Ferguson robbed a store. The cop noticed he matched suspect description and confronted him. The kid rushed the cop, and the cop shot him- normal, procedural action. And not all of the protestors are peaceful. This isn't cops vs. the town. Yes, it's awful and yes there's alleged brutality, but the coverage on tumblr has been awful and biased
Legit the only reason people give a shit about ferguson is because a white cop shot a black kid. White cops can shoot white people and black cops can shoot black people, but the second a white shoots a black, it’s an uproar. THATS why racism remains an issue
This is it kids, the day has come. The day I meet the biggest idiot alive.
Have you been paying literally any attention? Like, not even to start with your horribly bigoted and anti black racist comments in these asks, but “the kid” who was extrajudicially executed by a police officer had a name. His name was Michael Brown, and the pig who killed him was Darren Wilson.
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
I don’t understand how this has become a conversation about black on black crime. Y’all do know that 83% (I think that number has gone up, don’t quote me yet) of white murders are “white on white”, right? The statistics within most same race crimes are high. Why? It’s a matter of proximity and…
[Verse 1] And I’m in denial And it don’t take no x-ray to see right through my smile I know, I be on the go And there ain’t no drink out there that can numb my soul Oh no
[Hook] x2 All we wanna do is take the chains off All we wanna do is break the chains off All we wanna do is be free All we wanna do is be free
[Verse 2] Can you tell me why Every time I step outside I see my niggas die I’m lettin’ you know That there ain’t no gun they make that can kill my soul Oh no
[Eyewitness account from Dorian Johnson:] So there was like, officers pulling him inside the car Hes trying to pull away and at no time the officer said That he was going to do anything until he pulled out his weapon His weapon was drawn and he said, “I’ll shoot you” or, “I’m going to shoot” and in the same moment, the first shot went off, and we looked down and he was shot and there was blood coming from him Then we took off running
[Verse 3] Are we all alone, fighting on our own Please give me a chance, I don’t wanna dance Somethings got me down, I will stand my ground Don’t just stand around, don’t just stand around
[Eyewitness account from Dorian Johnson:] And as we took off running I ducked and hid for my life, because I was fearing for my life, and I hid behind the first car I saw. My friend, he kept running, and he told me to keep running because he feared for me too. So as he was running the officer was trying to get out of the car, and once he got out the car he pursued my friend but his weapon was drawn. Now he didn’t see any weapon drawn at him or anything like that, us going for no weapon. His weapon was already drawn once he got out the car. He shot again, and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air, and started to get down but the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and he fired 7 more shots and my friend died
J. Cole is truly a real artist, this hit my core.
Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free - Cole