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List of things that make Black men suspicious


Due to the latest tragedy with John Crawford, I have decided to start making a list of things that make Black men suspicious according to the cops and society. Feel free to add on.

  • Skittles
  • Arizona Iced Tea
  • An unloaded BB gun in a store
  • Sagging your pants
  • Wearing a hoodie
  • Wearing a snapback
  • Carrying a toy sword

Carrying a wallet that may be ‘mistaken’ as a gun

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You don’t stick a knife in a man’s back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you’re making progress.

Malcolm X (via actjustly)
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When we claim to be free of prejudice, perhaps what we are really saying is that we are not hate-mongers. But none of us is completely innocent. Prejudice is an integral part of our socialization, and it is not our fault. To say that it is not our fault does not relive us of responsibility, however. Each of us needs to look at our own behavior. Am I perpetuating and reinforcing the negative messages so pervasive in our culture, or am I seeking to challenge them? Am I acknowledging and examining my own prejudices, my own rigid categorizations of others, thereby minimizing the adverse impact they might have on my interactions with those I have categorized?

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum (via actjustly)
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