I think Jordan Davis is a matyr. I think he was a person who refused to listen to someone who exerted their power over him and demanded he change in order to make other people comfortable. I think Jordan Davis lived his life in a fearless way most of us write about in think pieces and 140 characters. It’s one thing to reject respectability politics in an article in a liberal magazine; it’s another to reject respectability politics out in a world that has put a bounty on your existence. I think Jordan Davis refused to become invisible in order to soothe the pain of white supremacy. I hope my brothers live that way. I hope I live that way.
"Fuck that. Turn the music back up." -Jordan Davis, 1995-2012