An Elegy for Fairness

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February 17, 2014 by multiracialsky

A black child can have one parent or two. A black child can wear a hoodie or a blouse. A black child can have trouble with the law or no history of arrest. Living in this country, I have learned the equation, seen the common denominator: blackness, and only that, is what links these victims together. It is not the music, or the hat, or the pants, or the name. It is the skin, and the emotions it incites.

From ‘An Elegy for Fairness: Jordan Davis, Defiance, and White Entitlement‘ by Olivia A. Cole

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