(MORE LIQUOR PLEASE! ONE BOTTLE OF JACK AIN’T GONNA CUT IT TONIGHT!)
And to the Arrow writers:
They needed 43 episodes to say out loud something that Oliciters have known since episode 3.
(The dialogue going on in my head during this scene )_
F: Here honey let me help….
O: No dear I got it don’t you worry
F: but babe..
F: Fine be an idiot don’t listen to me
(not my gifs)
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.
That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.
BEEN LOOKIN FOR THIS