Recognizing White Privilege: Were You No Angel?
Contributors to the site display a sheet listing crimes they have committed when they were 18, the age of Michael Brown at the time of his death (people who are black have been killed for much less) that didn’t result in their murder, character assassination, incarceration, beating, etc the way it often plays out for people of color.
“Some of us stole from convenience stores, some of us experimented with drugs and alcohol, and some of us got punished more than others.The truth is that the consequences we face–or don’t face–depend on the color of our skin, where we live and how much money we have.
This is unjust. And we’re sick of it. “
Check out their submissions or submit your own at michaelbrownscrime.tumblr.com
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW