What If I Told You You Were Born Black?

When I ask the question “What if I told you you were born Black?” this is deeper than asking about phenotype or definitions of the social construct known as “race”. What my original Facebook status is getting at is this issue of Ferguson and the killing of an unarmed black teenage male at the hands of a white adult male police officer as being an issue that speaks to the core of our very humanity. The combination of Mike Brown’s blackness, maleness and youth were all aspects of his humanity that he was born with. It was his very existence. He was simply “being”. And his “being” was considered threatening to a white, male, adult in authority with state sanctioned power coupled with inherit White American privilege. That can be quite a dangerous mix.

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I Am Them

I Am Them by Brother Dash We assert and we blame We name and defame Speak opinions as factual Possibilities become actual …