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In recognition of the fortitude of those on the front lines; in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police violence...…

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Over the next few days we will highlight direct quotes about police violence from participants in our studies.

Since this material can be traumatic, we will use the hashtag #POCbeingPoliced throughout this series so you can mute it any time.
"We did this protest... [the police] detained my friend who was the only black man with us.... without giving any reason. They throw him on the ground, start handcuffing him. We’re all, like, 'We’re these 15 people... Why are you detaining him?'" #POCbeingPoliced #BLUEFALL
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Tho I'm Latina, I know I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)

I can relax in my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)

I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)

I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)

I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)

I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)

I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)

I can play like a child (#TamirRice)

I can go to church (#Charleston9)

I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)

I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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