1001 Black Men #788

Filling the tank at the 76 service station, High St. and MacArthur Blvd., Oakland.


This is a plea to those officers who are unflinching in the gravest of dangers, whose courage is forged in the crucible of our nation’s worst emergencies, yet who lose all composure when facing the grimace of a Black man. The concept of diversity, like Eric Garner, is large, beautiful, and sometimes intimidating. America will only be America once we learn how to fully appreciate it, not fear it.

–Brandon Hill, “Negrophobia: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and America’s Fear of Black People


Ajuan Mance

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