Listen now, my son's car had a 'broken tail light'. They threw his ass in jail for some t'weed but I never worried he was gonna get shot over it. Coulda' been a lot more than that bitty bit of ganja in that eighteen year old kids car and no one woulda' put a gun to his head. I never once had to think about nothin' like that.
What a fucked up thing that my black sisters have had to spend their lives worrying about their sons staying alive every...single...day. What an unbelievably fucked up thing.
I've been scared about some gnarly shit with both my boys but never about someone killing them because of the color of their skin...I don't know, man... broken tail lights...I'm standing up here now...I'm standing up with my sisters... 'broken tail light'....that's the last fucking time I ever wanna hear 'bout that.
@ellowrites #speakout #ello #blacklivesmatter