And now field hands, I bring you banking while black. (BWB)
"Activists are planning to protest outside a Citibank this afternoon after video of a black teenager being forcibly detained by D.C. police officers was shared widely, spurred by the hashtag #JusticeforJason.
The friend who filmed the encounter tweeted that: "We where approached because a white couple felt uncomfortable around me and my friend in the bank , this is how the police responded."
Organizer Erika Totten says the man in the video is an 18-year-old that she previously taught English literature. "He's just one of the sweetest children that I’ve ever had the honor of teaching," she said. "Someone said they were scared. Because of his skin. Because he’s a black boy."
Ultimately, according to Totten, the teen wasn't charged with anything after the incident, in which he can be heard screaming in pain on the ground."
See video here.
Are black folks overreacting? Or, given all that has transpired of late, is our angst justified?
Finally, if I can stay awake long enough I will be watching and live- tweeting the dems debate tonight.
I know that there will be Hillary and that Bernie dude on stage, but honestly, I am not sure who else is in it. Poor CNN.
They are trying their best to hype it up, but there is no Donald Trump around to give us all a few good laughs. And we know where all the candidates stand on various issues by now. Unless Bernie or one of the other candidates have a moment, it will be debate business as usual.
Sadly, this is like ESPN trying to promote a soccer match between the USA and Antigua. There is just no reason to watch.
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