When Will Black Lives Matter in America?

Irrational fear of brown skin rationalizes our oppression

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
4 min readMay 5, 2023

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A Black man with long locs raps into a microphone outdoors, while wearing a black ball cap reading “Louder” and a white T-shirt reading “END WHITE SUPREMACY”.
Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for Change performs at a rally in Oakland, California. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Do you remember Bernhard Goetz?

On December 22, 1984, Bernhard Goetz shot four Black teenagers on a New York City subway train in response to one of them asking him for five dollars. Goetz had been robbed previously, and told the police “My intention was to murder them, to…

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