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Tananarive Due @TananariveDue
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This is life for black people under y'all's police state. Black men, women and children. Don't complain to me about "identity politics." It's called trying to live. Trying to raise our families. Trying to survive.
A year ago, my son & friends were as upset when they saw police handcuff a black teen at the park. "He wasn't doing anything." I wrote to our local police chief. To her credit, she called immediately to address it. But in the end, it was neighbors: "See something, say something."
So, yes, we need a drastic reimagining of policing practices in the U.S. The word "reform" doesn't even begin to cover it. But then we're still stuck with too many whites for whom black and brown skin alone is often cause for alarm. And the entitlement of calling police over B.S.
I can't even threaten to boycott Waffle House because I've been de facto boycotting since the first day I set foot in one. But I will call to tell them what I think: 877-992-3353. And you can too.
I just talked to a rep who took my name and email address. The Waffle House in question is in Saraland, Alabama. Let them know this is an outrage and tell them they need to do something about it. 877-992-3353.
Police are saying that the arrest of a young woman at the Waffle House in Alabama was over the customer making intoxicated threats.…
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