So he should go to jail.
John Crawford is dead because ONE paranoid white man and his wife decided he was a threat to public safety and called 911. The story he originally gave police is falling apart because — SURPRISE! —- there are security cameras, so now he’s changed his tune.
FUCK HIM! GO THE FUCK TO JAIL
go. to. jail.
Which is exactly why that kind of thing is racism. It’s not as damaging or harmful as the institutional racism people face in the US or other Western countries, but damnit, it’s still the same thing. I’m not going to start rallying against it or anything, but I’m also not going to not point out the problem when and where I see it. And that’s exactly what everyone else does when it’s about black or Mexican or Native people, but when it’s white people or better yet Europeans, there’s supposedly nothing wrong. Sorry, but it’s the same no matter how you spin it.
as an african american my perspective is basically i’d love to give you a laundry list of countries that my family hails from but i can’t because that information was stolen from me. i don’t ask white people’s backgrounds mostly because its not something that occurs to me, i have no frame of reference.