Monday, July 25, 2016

Driving while black: On transformative police encounters

From The Living Church-

For black folks, telling the truth about police encounters is painful: Only some people will assume that you are being honest. Others will think that you hate the police or even America. A few might label you a troublemaker and decide to keep a respectful distance.

The most difficult aspect of speaking about my interaction with the police is that it forces me to revisit a time when I felt the full weight of this country’s checkered racial history on my shoulders. I am not sure that words can capture that feeling, that sadness — that feeling of powerlessness, that longing to be free.

More here-

No comments: