When it comes to advocating for policies that would actually support Black women and help them raise healthy children, far too many anti-choice activists are silent. But when it comes to using Black women as a cudgel to make a point about the evils of abortion and Planned Parenthood, it’s damn near impossible to shut these activists up.
The latest coordinated smear against Planned Parenthood—that they traffic in black-market fetal parts—is one of the most despicable attacks mounted by anti-choice fanatics in their long history of vilifying Planned Parenthood. And simmering just below the surface of this smear campaign is their go-to tactic: using Black women as chess pawns in their ideological campaign to end legal abortion care in this country.
Sam DuBose was pulled over for not having a front license plate, which is something that is required of vehicles registered in Ohio. When I first bought my Saturn back several years ago, I drove around for quite a while without the front plate because the car didn’t come with the bracket for the plate. It took me about 6 months to find the right part, and in that time, I drove that car a lot. And do you know how many times I was pulled over for not having the front plate? None. Because I’m a Nice White Lady.
Just recently I drove my car for nearly a week with a missing headlight. I work a block away from the main police station and the city jail. I drove past cops multiple times a day, every day. Do you know how may times I was pulled over for not having that headlight? None. Because I’m a Nice White Lady.
And while it’s good that this officer is being indicted, it has to go further. Until all these racist, trigger-happy assholes are off the force, there will be no real justice.
Of course people can be upset about both Cecil the Lion and innocent black people killed by cops. The problem people have with it is: Americans seem WAY more outraged about the former rather than the latter. Just saying, I’d like to see Jimmy Kimmel on TV crying about Tamir Rice too.