This is very good.
Originally posted on Black Masculinism and New Black Masculinities:
This shit is hard to write. Even as I read about the apparent suicide of one of my favorite actors and comedians, Robin Williams, I could only picture the recent killing of Mike Brown of Ferguson, MO. Robin Williams’ death impacted me because he was such a vibrant part of our media life for decades…but Brown moved me because I (or my son) could be him at any moment…and almost have been several times. The list of Black males compiled in this article below was staggeringly difficult to lay eyes on…and even harder to write, knowing that I could be on it at any age (see the list of Black males killed by police from 1999 to 2014 at the end of the article).
Mike Brown – killed on Saturday, August 9, 2014
I’ve been thrown on the hoods of many a police car before the age of…
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