Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the subject of police killing black people, here is Jack Henry Abbott on Texas, 1962:

“Every cop had his pistol drawn and aimed at him….Before I reached the police, they opened fire on the farmer. I froze, because I could not believe what I was seeing. The farmer was merely standing there with the club raised. He did not attack. I heard him shout over and over: Leave me be! …He was dead before he hit the ground. The little boy was wailing, watching his daddy die.”

The idea that killing black people benefits society is deeply embedded in the American consciousness. It may only change when white people become a minority, now set for 2044. Until then, let’s each do what we can to adjust and believe that, as they say, all lives matter.



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