I was afraid when they killed [Brown]. I was scared about my big brother, Taujh, ’cuz he’s around 18. So I was kind of scared for him because he wears hoodies and stuff.—
10 year old Antonio Jones from Ferguson explains his fears for his older brother.
Even at the age of 10 this boy recognizes that wearing a hoodie and being black is enough to make his brother an extremely likely target. These are the concerns of black children in the U.S, these are their fears and this is the reality they face.
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
and white people wonder why the only people that fuck with them is other white people.
because a majority of ya’ll are ignorant pieces of shit.
this is absolutely horrifying
Oh my God
And this is just another reason why I’m refusing to trust any information the police puts out there. We already have evidence of them leaving his body out there for four hours after the fact and the officer (who supposedly was so threatened for his life) called in for “crowd control” but not to report that there was a body laying in the street.
This is some of the most disgusting shit I’ve ever seen in my life.
hard to say but this could be the wildest most disgusting component to this ive seen thus far. many media representatives of the ferguson pd (even chief of police) are in this video!!! at the scene of the crime!!!!!! why were they responsible with communicating to the public what happened? it’s obvious they knew that media control was needed from the start. the distortion and lies simply stems from the fact that they all know the truth and they are all involved somehow in the murder of this man
and no ems/loading the body into a police suv?? what the fuck?? emergency medical attention and protocol doesn’t apply to black lives?
i remember way too many small details about people so i have to act dumb sometimes so i don’t freak them out
i’m not interested in being easy on the eyes
i want them to flinch, think twice before they reach out their callous hands to bruise.
i want to be a constant reminder to men that not everything is theirs for the taking.
Yet this is not a race issue, it’s not about racial profiling… Because his eloquent and powerful speech is refutable because he is wearing a hoodie… Not about racism at all….
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