“These assholes always get away”

Always relevant.

A Thousand Flowers

Words by Sophie Ellis-Belter and Tarzan Girl

“It is a complicated thing to be young, black, and male in America. Not only are you well aware that many people are afraid of you—you can see them clutching their purses or stiffening in their subway seats when you sit across from them—you must also remain conscious of the fact that people expect you to be apologetic for their fear. It’s your job to be remorseful about the fact that your very nature makes them uncomfortable, like a pilot having to apologize to a fearful flyer for being in the sky.”

– Cord Jefferson; The Zimmerman Jury Told Young Black Men What We Already Knew

Trayvon Martin is dead, and his murderer is free. It was George Zimmerman’s decision to follow a teenager returning from a shop with Skittles for his little brother because he “looked suspicious” – despite having been warned…

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