The police aren’t just terrorizing Black men. They have a history dating back to Jim Crow of brutalizing Black women, too: tasing, kicking, punching, slamming their bodies. And killing them.
The insidious refrain trumpets a lack of empathy and an inability—or outright unwillingness—to acknowledge the innumerable threats against Black lives.
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Our columnist, who has a Black son and a White daughter, can’t shake the image of Dajerria Becton being attacked by a cop. And as a White mother, she is eager to do something about it.