WHITE WOMEN'S TEARS
White women's tears are magical. One drop of them has been known to send black legs dangling from tall oaks as strange fruit. One drop of a white woman's tears has caused entire black towns to burn to the ground.
One drop of a white woman's tears has sent a black boy's charred body racing to a riverbed anchored by a barbed wired necklace lassoed to a cotton gin. We call this racial bling.
White women's tears were the original #believewomen battlecry for black male death. To make a white woman cry in America was tantamount to a death sentence to which no black person was immune.
A white woman's tears are the crucial lubricating oil necessary to make the gears of white supremacy churn at full speed. Pray to Jesus all you like. No amount of black grief, prayer or protest will eradicate the beauty, magnificence and disgust of white supremacy.
White Jesus will be waiting for you on the other side of Amber Guygen's acquittal demanding in knee jerk fashion that you forgive her for murdering Botham Jean. Black worship of white Jesus serves the same function as a white woman's tears: eternal black bondage.
As the family members of Botham Jean will soon discover, death is no escape from the punishment of making a white woman cry. A 2nd execution is at hand. Amber Guygen walks. Black people cry. Black people march. Black people forgive. White supremacy lives on. Undefeated.