“How have these institutions — which detain, surveil, and brutalize Black women and children just like Taylor and Jones — become our measurements for justice?”
“Having babies is my act of resistance.”
“Proving a link between tear gas and reproductive health is not the point. Governments should not harm people expressing dissatisfaction with their services.”
“In the age of the internet, it isn’t uncommon to accidentally run into images of Black death, but this shocked me in a way I didn’t expect.”
“This is also a historic moment for realizing the power that working-class tenants have to organize and express a militant demand for housing as a human right.”
“Blackness is already anarchy in white folks’ minds.”
If I listen, I can hear the chants — and how all the names eventually merge together into one exhausted cry.
“Many Black people have to navigate seemingly innocuous hobbies or activities with a deep awareness that they may feel threatening to someone.”
The solution to coronavirus cannot be simply falling back on a practice that is already known to cause significant damage to incarcerated people’s mental and physical health.
People will always try to capitalize on the fear and confusion of others, and the coronavirus panic is no exception.