The mainstream media, even smaller progressive media, is always trying to make a buck off some shoddy, half-baked reporting. I take beef with the recent piece by ColorLines posted on Facebook with the title “Do Latinos care about Ferguson?”
This yes or no framing is a shitty false dichotomy. It’s not a yes or no question or answer, and framing it that way is really shitty for generating any sort of building between communities. Plenty of Latinos are following this story and are marching in solidarity with our black compas.
Stay focused. This is about Justice for Mike Brown, and getting Justice for Mike Brown is about dismantling an (in)justice system that doesn’t give a shit about black or brown people, whether it is ICE deporting families or Ferguson PD dropping black youth.
Our struggles are interrelated, but right now, as full-fledged, complex human beings, Latinos can support Ferguson, push-back against our own anti-blackness, AND deal with white supremacy against Latinos too.
Intersectionality is not a zero-sum game. Much love. Keep fighting.