I Just Saw this Picture and I’m So Disturbed. Because it’s Me.


13653430_1070638483027630_2650636656912865440_o-1 This morning The Love Life of an Asian Guy posted this picture on facebook with the following commentary:

This is one of the most powerful images I’ve seen in years.

You’re peeking directly into the laboratory of white supremacy. A system that will send TWO men in full riot gear to arrest ONE Black woman for one purpose: give her a criminal record.

If she is charged (most Black protestors are) for participating in a peaceful protest, she’ll be forced to disclose her new criminal record on ALL job applications and applications for rent.

That one small change can limit where she works, how much she can get paid, and where she can rent.

The implications are LIFE CHANGING. This act of arresting peaceful Black protestors is SYSTEMATIC RACISM AT WORK, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.

“You’re a Harvard Law graduate? 7 years of experience? Nice! Ooh, it looks like…

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  1. This is a powerful photo. The commentary about getting a criminal record because you were protesting is very thought provoking. Last year I agreed to go thru nonviolent training and to be arrested if necessary as a member of PACT/PICO. approximately 1,000 marched around the Calif State Capitol and about 20 of us linked arms and shut down the Calif. Governor’s office with Rev. McBride of Ferguson fame. Our goal was to get Gov. Brown to agree to sign a law against police profiling of brown and black people. On our forearms were written the telephone number of lawyers who would represent us if we were arrested. I never really thought about the issue of a criminal record because I am white, college-educated, own my own home, and am retired (or was..) But others are so much more vulnerable.
    Anyway, Gov Brown had said it would take an act of God to get him to sign the bill against profiling. Well, three days later I guess God acted because he signed the bill.

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