On Having to Find the Words

“Am I going to write about murdered black people forever?”

“I can continue to vote and go to protests and sign petitions and donate money and get in arguments with racist white people. And I can write. I can write again and again for as long as the this nation piles up black bodies. But when you’ve just watched a man bleed to death after a routine traffic stop while a child sits in the back seat, it sure as hell doesn’t feel like much.”

Over at Jezebel, read Kara Brown on having to write this again, and again, and again.

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