I will say this one time, and one time only. Don’t any of you test me on what’s going on in Ferguson. You got opinons about the “savages” there, and how worried you are that these angry niggers gonna loot and raid your city cause it’s mostly white? Keep it to your damn self. I don’t want to hear, and I don’t care. I will delete it and move on.
You’re angry and worried that the rage is going to reach your pocket of suburbia? I am terrified that my cousins and brothers and fiance wont reach twenty five because a racist cop shot them down for being black in America, and corrupt police force will stand by them.
My fiance was this close to being another Mike Brown last week, because some decided that a black man and white woman in a car accident must mean that the white woman was in trouble, and called the police claiming that there was an altercation. The first cop who arrived was calm and realized no such thing had happened, but the second cop who arrived was prepared to take down my partner.
There is nothing I can do to protect myself or my loved ones. Too often, the extrajudicial deaths and murders of Black Americans get brushed off by a institution that does not give a damn about them. It’s not enough to be cautious, or be polite, or be well-mannered, or come from a good neighborhood. If the wrong person decides that the life of Black person is less than his, that’s it.
I am terrified. And this isn’t something that’ll go away when the riots are over. This is a constant fear validated over and over by America. My nieces, my nephews, my cousins, my family, black lives are not equal to those of white ones in this country. I have friends who’ve been racially profiled, multiple times, for being black and in public space. It’s not fair, and I don’t know how to handle it.
Maybe you disagree with me. That’s a shame, and I don’t care. Not today. Talk to me next week. Until then, if you feel so inclined to write an angry disparaging message about this, or want to tell me that white privilege isn’t real in America and we niggers need to just accept that, please be prepared to be unfilled, and know that I will deleting all such messages if on Anon, and blocking, reporting, and then deleting your message if not.
-Queen of Hearts