Black rage is not a cursory resentment towards temporary situations. Black rage is not an ephemeral declaration of anti-racism. Black rage is not a momentary lapse in moral, political, economic, or social judgment.
Black rage is a durable sentiment built on centuries of racial injustice. Black rage is a dynamic emotional psyche that bridges mental health, spiritual awakening, and direct action together.
The other day, an acquaintance posted an infuriating status about how Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin should not be the martyrs for this growing movement against police brutality, racist vigilantes, and institutional racism because “evidence [simply] was not there to convince everybody.”
The acquaintance then followed up with more “clear cut” examples of Black men and children who should’ve been on the forefront of national consciousness. The selective victimization of “good” Blacks versus “bad”…
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