McKinney printed the entire text of HB 2 onto rolls of toilet paper.
Watching, sickened, barely able to finish but forcing myself to, the video (from the police dash camera) of Sandra Bland being brutalized by a Texas trooper, I flashed on my ten years working with batterers.
The white people in my life just don't care. My fiancé is white and he doesn't want to hear it anymore. My best friends are all white, and they have been radio silent for the past year. But what do I expect? These are the same people I spent my adolescence with pretending not to be black.
A memorial near the Emanuel AME Church is viewed on June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina, after a mass shooting at
Let us look to the purpose and mission of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. "This is as bad as it can get," one black Charleston
She required him to use force. Had he grabbed her arm and had she followed him willfully, it wouldn’t have looked the way
Though Rachel Dolezal might have compassion for what it means to be Black in America, her 15-year-old self would not have suffered the indignities as were meted out to in McKinney, Texas.
One of the more difficult things to do, for many of us at least, is to react in the moment, when injustice is occurring right in front our eyes, but in a way that does not directly affect us. The "safe" thing to do is avoid the conflict, to get away and certainly not get involved. However, there are times when the safe thing to do is not the right thing to do.
The drama of the swimming pool and claims that African Americans don't belong in such spaces occupy a historic narrative in the American psyche.
In the past months, I've seriously considered how and when my attitude toward the police changed so dramatically. I left for college with the belief that police are there to protect me.
A lawyer representing the Texas police officer who threw a black girl to the ground and waved a gun at other teenagers during a pool party has defended her client, saying the video “depicts only a small part” of his actions that day.
Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer who was caught on video pinning a teenage girl to the ground and pulling
Another week, another video--this time of a young African American woman wearing a bathing suit, holding only a towel. She is thrown to the ground and a white male police officer pulls her hair and sits on her back.
When blackness is conditioned into the psyche of a society as inherently bad, there is no such thing as children -- only blackness and the "badness" that comes with it. It is this ideology that leads adult white men -- police officers -- to use the kind of force we've seen in the McKinney footage against black children.
The video clip, which has now been viewed online more than 6 million times, shows officers arriving to the scene of a pool
Rhodes details the exchange in the video, explaining that the women began “verbally abusing” Stone and used profanity. Rhodes
Community leaders and parents in McKinney, Texas, called for charges Monday against the police officer seen on video manhandling a bikini-clad 14-year-old girl and aggressively confronting other teens outside a pool party.
A lot of soccer moms live in the most-searched zip codes in the United States.
"What's more memorable," the McKinney website asks, "sampling a beer poured by a bartender, beer rep or festival worker, or