Mychal Denzel Smith, To Be Young and Black in America: Always Considered a Threat (via thenationmagazine)
By defending their assault as pushing back against the “Dehumanizing Stare,” these cops confess their illness: The only way for them to feel human is to completely dominate a Black person, even when s/he is a child! Law abiding wont cut it; silence won’t even cut it. Anything less than total obeisance from Black america actually removes the conditions these (most) cops need to feel human.
That is some twisted shit, right there, my friends. Very twisted men walking around with guns and the blessing of the State.
But what’s new….