Black Adversity When Dealing With Police


I know that I will be seen as ‘suspicious’, especially in certain neighborhoods where my people don’t dwell in.

I know that my neighborhoods will be over-policed due to us, again, ‘looking suspicious ‘ to police.

I often fear for my life from police, even if and when I’ve done nothing wrong.

I know that even if I wear clothing that’s not deemed as signs of suspicious behavior, I can still be stopped, frisked, harassed and even murdered.

I face the possibility of being stopped and frisked by police due to persistent racist stereotypes.

I face the possibility of being arrested, even when I’m innocent of any crime.

I face the possibility of being harassed or brutalized by police due to racist fears of black people.

I face the possibility of being killed by police due to racist fears of black people or due to them seeing guns on my person even when I’m unarmed.

I know racist fears against black people will be defended by police and their supporters.

I know my fears of police will be essentially laughed at. I will be considered delusional with no rational reason to be afraid of cops.

I know that if and when I’m killed by police, my death will be seen by other people as something I deserved.

I know that my death at the hands of police will invite the news media to scrounge for any and all misdeeds no matter how minor and report them to the public. Thus, the media will make it seem as if I deserved to die.

I know the cop or cops who killed me will likely get either an outrageously light sentence or will walk away free.

I face the realization that an armed white person will likely get arrested alive and unharmed in some instances while an unarmed black person will get beaten and killed.

I know my death at the hands of police will be overshadowed by arguments pertaining to ‘black-on-black crime’.

I know that if a white person is harmed or murdered by a black person, it will likely prompt police and politicians to demand for more police to patrol neighborhoods like mine.

I know that protesting against police violence will be purposely misconstrued as being anti-police by cops, their friends and supporters or both.

I know that advocating for black lives will be met with scorn, saturated with a list of excuses that not only suggest but demand that my life and the lives of all blacks don’t matter.


9 thoughts on “Black Adversity When Dealing With Police

  1. I’ll urban myself for a minute just to say: you don’t actually believe the above. You want to though. It makes you feel alive. The era where that might have applied is over, it ended without you, you missed it my dude. Life is so boring today, I guess we all wish we could live in times of adversity. I am in sympathy with you.

    OK, now I am re-banning myself (pigpile time!!!), enjoy the rest of the morning Brothawolf.

      1. No really, that was it. I actually didn’t expect that to get through, I guess I should give you slightly more credit than that, I’m sorry. But as for the rest, it stands. You simply want a struggle, a struggle that is missing in the sterile world whitey has created. You are not alone, lots of folks, of all persuasions, want that to these days. It is what it is.

        Also, I wanted to correct the word “urban” with “un-ban.”

  2. I cannot stress this enough we are dealing with demons. Whites are scared to death of blacks. Why? Revenge is coming

    1. Are you for real? You think they are afraid of you? If their politicians, like Clinton, weren’t taking your side this would not even be said. They are afraid of other white people, not of you. China is taking over Africa; are they ‘afraid’ too? Your comment is funny though, thanks for the comedy.

      And now, I re-ban myself for good (pig pile time!!!!! have at it), good bye y’all.

  3. Like most of us, I’ve been following the report about Ryan ” jail bait ”
    Lochte and his swimming ..was..buddies concerning their drunken escapades with the Brazilian security guards and I cannot blame some of the Brazilian citizens for being angry at the U.S. for this.

    I guess Ryan and his friends thought that Brazil was a lawless country where they could do anything they want.Now Ryan and company has been indicted for destruction of property and false reporting. While they have put themselves in this predicament, my friends and me wondered will they get the appropriate punishment for their crime. Unless Ryan would be crazy enough to go back to Brazil,I think not. Far as his friends.. maybe probation but they have to be regular faces for that to happen and as some people have mentioned on various blogs,if that would have been Usain Bolt,he probably would be under the jail.

    As my mom would tell ” Black people can’t do what White people do”. Not that I would want to ever get in trouble, but White people like Ryan can get away with things we can’t. There are Black Brazilians who die..for being Black.

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