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View Diary: The White Gaze Quite Literally Shot and Killed Jonathan Ferrell (108 comments)

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    The demonization of black males continues. This story absolutely chilled me to the core. I know that I would generally not be able to seek help in many places if I were to somehow end up in a wreck. This guy could well have been me; I drive through rural areas from time to time; I drive through areas where there aren't many black folk.

    And for many, their only exposure to black people is through the lens of newscasts and corporate-backed (gangsta) rap. Hell, I was watching a Youtube commentary on this particular incident and some of the smug commenters said the following:

    Is it any wonder that an officer of the law would shoot some crazed, seemingly PCP-hyped-up, aggressive, violent-looking, big black ex-foot ball payer who was charging him, straight up? That cop deserves a medal, a commendation, and a cash award. Anyways, let's not mention the crazed, black guy in Washington DC who just shot and killed more than a dozen people there.
    That's what happens when you promote thugs/pimps. When you come around the wrong neighborhood it's the first thing your race will be associated with. Especially today with all these dumb nigs running around fucking with people.
    Contrary to common Internet belief, it's not really a good thing to be a black person in the USA. Black people are demonized, always have been, always will be.

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