The face of racism is unassuming.  It is not an angry cropped hair white 20-something holding a torch screaming “you will not replace us!”  It is not a barrel-chested gun toting self-styled militia guy wearing a Confederate flag.  It is not the “Becky” or “Karen” calling the cops.  The face of racism is any white […]

Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.  People are now kneeling and praying and holding silence for this amount of time and it feels epic and unbearable.  It is easy in the midst of that interminable silence to understand how monstrous this act really was. By […]

The problem isn’t just police.  The problem is the specific policing of blackness. Policing blackness is the attempt to constrain, contain, silence, appropriate, shape or otherwise mutilate the humanity of black people to suit white comfort.  Where it goes tragically wrong is when policing blackness is combined with a badge and a weapon and a […]