1001 Black Men #790

Alternative Press Expo attendee, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.


As a nation we seem to have very short memories. Fear of the black man just didn’t start overnight, and it didn’t just happen during the course of our lifetime; like any singularity it has to have a beginning. Its origin has been embedded in this nation’s consciousness since the Nat Turner revolt; a pathological fear that the oppressed will one day rise up and inflict vengeance upon the oppressor.

–M. Gibson, “Fear Black Men (Oscar Grant Open Thread)

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