Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"But Why Are You So Angry?"

Congregating while black

Driving while black

Walking with significant melanin

Being in front of your house in short pants as a teenage girl while black

There Is A NEW #1 Danger While Not White:

Being In Your Own Damn House While Black

[Police Report Here]

I know I mention 'While Black' a lot and in this post mention melanin only once. But I have not forgotten the Sikh Family In Texas, who were arrested though they called the police BECAUSE A BURGLAR HAD ALREADY VIOLATED THEIR HOUSE (2008). Or the Asian Family shot at, two parents, six children, as police raided the wrong home - the police officers got medals of valor (2007).

And no, it's not even a case of one egregious mistaken identity a year.