TRY THE FUCK HARDER: YOU ONLY HAVE YOUR CHAINS TO LOSE (HOW TO RESPOND TO A LYNCHING THREAT)

I originally posted this yesterday (November 5 2015) but didn’t realize that after migrating my website to a new host, I did not migrate the subscribers! So, you may have missed this one.


 

 

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Berkeley High students on UC Berkeley Campus, protesting racist and lynching threats that occurred at their high school. November 5 2015.

[I originally posted this yesterday (November 5 2015) but didn’t realize that after migrating my website to a new host, I did not migrate the subscribers! So, you may have missed this one.]

I am at my cubicle when a coworker comes to me and says that hundreds of Berkeley high school students are protesting and marching through the Cal campus. It is noon on November 5 2015. She says there were racist and lynching threats towards Black students at Berkeley High School

 

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They
Organized
By the hundreds…
I photographed.
I video-recorded.
I cried
As they shouted that all we had to lose
Are
Our
Chains.
I am Hopeful
That someone…
That many ones
Are trying
The
Fuck
Harder
To obliterate the hate and vitriol towards Black bodies
and a reminder
that this is the responsibility of
ALL
OF
US

 

My daughter turned 2 years old today. What a powerful and loving gift from them to create a safer future now for her.


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