“Blackness is already anarchy in white folks’ minds.”
Since George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department, two months ago, “[The city] has had to confront its ugliness.”
“We’re able to rely on each other as a community.”
With coronavirus hitting the US hard, there are growing fears community groups will have to resort to funding provided by surveillance programmes.
“COVID just exposed the inequities to the mainstream eye,” Junard said. “We’ve always been here.”
What impact could that have on the communities they’re leaving?
Pride and Joy!
The city has a long history of spying on its Black residents.
On Audre Lorde and Minnesota Nice.
If I listen, I can hear the chants — and how all the names eventually merge together into one exhausted cry.