I don’t know what to say.
— Roxane Gay (@rgay) November 25, 2014
This doesn’t really deserve any reaction beyond a grimace of disgust, but I’m sort of grimly amused at how self-deflating the slogan is, especially as an answer to “Hands up, don’t shoot!”
On one hand, many black people live in fear of the police.
On the other hand, did you know that sometimes, especially in impoverished areas and during times of unrest, people steal things from stores? And that there are subcultures whose fashion differs from the mainstream? It’s true!
On one hand, perhaps injustices can only be addressed by holding those in power accountable.
On the other hand, perhaps the real problem is that relatively powerless people are so goshdarn unruly.