Thousands of Years of Quitting on the Truth

Back in 2016, after another instance of police brutality, I decided to speak out in some way. Surely the truth is clear enough? It was one Facebook post. But we all know how this one goes. I anticipated some pushback; it was social media, after all. But what I didn’t expect was the onslaught of the most aggressive rhetoric and personal attacks on my timeline I’d ever experienced. Some of it, from my own family members:

How could I support those people?

I didn’t know anything about this case, so I should just keep my mouth shut.

I’m the reason why so many police officers are killed on duty.

People weren’t considering my comment, they were attacking it.

Read the rest at Fathom Magazine!

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