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RIP MIKE BROWN AND JOHN CRAWFORD AND RENISHA MCBRIDE AND OSCAR GRANT AND AIYANA JONES AND TRAYVON MARTIN

One, a 17 year old, killed by M16s after he allegedly shoplifted candy (and was allegedly surrendering). The other killed for just walking around with a toy gun (he never pointed it at police, a couple of shoppers alerted police about a black man carrying a gun and the police shot him after the victim told him it wasn't a real gun).

How many times do we have to go through this? How many marches? It seems like every week I'm hearing shit about another black person being murdered by the police or debased, shitstained wannabe robocop vigilantes high off Alex Jones, Drudge, and machismo.

I'm not linking the articles. You can go to twitter or Google to find out what happened. I'm just tired, sooooooooooo fucking tired. I don't know what we can do? We must do more than tweet and write articles, but without tweeting and writing articles no one would be aware of this systematic murdering of us Black folk in the first place. But what do we do? Where do we start? What's our end goal? What are measures (micro and macro level) that we can take to engage our politicians and police and corporate leaders to actually give a damn about us? We know what we need (jobs, educational resources, not be devalued as animals, humane treatment), but how do we engage the American people to allow us the basic right to pursue "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", and to have that pursuit not only be on an equal playing field as others, but also without fear of being murdered for comniting a youthful mistake or walking around minding our business? Because a lot of Americans think we're good where we're at, and that means they are content with increasing decline of the quality of life for people of color in the U.S.

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