This two-week suspension is an effort to silence an African American who has a national platform, thousands of followers and a message that challenges the status quo. ESPN should be ashamed.
Every detail of this case has implications on how people of color are disregarded, what our judicial system is turning into, and what over policing is doing to our communities.
A police officer claiming to be in fear when encountering a Black person should not be enough to justify taking a life.
“At stake in this case is more than just the legal interpretation of the Louisiana constitution; the case also asks the moral question: which Louisianans deserve to have a voice?”
The OCR data confirms what the community has long assessed; there is a war on Black youth through increased police presence and occupation of their schools.