Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

‘To Be Young and Black in America’

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Who but a black teenager has the ability to dehumanize a police officer with a stare? Who but a(n unarmed) black teenager can make (armed) police feel threatened by clenching his fists? Who but a black teenager can simultaneously clench his fists and feed a puppy? Who but a black teenager isn’t afforded the opportunity to comply with a request before it’s determined that they’re not complying? Who but a black teenager is choked to the point they urinate themselves while being handcuffed? When does any of this happen to people aren’t black teenagers?

Written by gerrycanavan

May 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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  1. I am always hesitant to click ‘Like’ when there is really nothing about the subject to like at all. But in this case, it is a sign of my appreciation for your post, understanding of your question and hope that one day it will be one that will not need asking.


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