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That is known as a peace sign. It is universally accepted as such. Whether it is used by white celebrities

Or white presidents

Or international superstars

Or a young black boy

The message is the same and it means "Peace!" It doesn't suddenly become a gang sign because you have a desperate need to make it so. It is now and has always been a peace sign, CNN.

And the funny thing is - and this is nothing short of earth shattering - even if it were a gang sign, I am not aware that murderers are seers. That the cops knew that somewhere in his past Michael Brown took a photo of himself showing off a gang sign and thus he deserves to be shot 10 times for the unforgivable crime of walking while black. We do not kill our citizens because they flash gang signs. We do not kill our citizens because they are suspected of selling illegal cigarettes. We do not kill our citizens because they hold toy guns. We do not kill our citizens because they are walking with iced tea and skittles. We do not kill our citizens because they play loud music. We do not kill our citizens because they are injured in car crashes and have the temerity to ask for help.
Or do we?

A black boy, or girl, gets murdered and a party is thrown online. The racists, hiding behind their white sheets of online anonymity, come out to play.
Take a look at some of the signs displayed at the modern day lynching party:

Haters having their say.

Rest in peace,young Michael. Be sure to tell Trayvon, Renisha, Jordan, Jonathan, Mr. Garner, young Andy Lopez, Ramarley, Kendrec, Kimani, John, and all the others that we have not forgotten them.
The struggle continues.

Originally posted to JoanMar on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 05:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by White Privilege Working Group, Barriers and Bridges, and Black Kos community.

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