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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:40 PM

 

A Letter From Black America

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/letter-from-black-america-police-115545.html

“Someone was just shooting on the beach,” she said, between gulps of air, to the person on the line.

Unable to imagine whom she would be calling at that moment, I asked her, somewhat indignantly, if she couldn’t have waited until we got to safety before calling her mom....

My friends and I locked eyes in stunned silence. Between the four adults, we hold six degrees. Three of us are journalists. And not one of us had thought to call the police. We had not even considered it.

We also are all black. And without realizing it, in that moment, each of us had made a set of calculations, an instantaneous weighing of the pros and cons.


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JustAnotherGen Mar 2015 #1

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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:51 PM

1. Excellent piece

Thank you for this.

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