08 February 2019

8 February 2019

 8 February 2019 is the anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, in which three people protesting segregation were killed by police in South Carolina. The authorities (maybe the governor himself) blamed the event on “outside agitators” contrary to all the evidence. It’s a reminder of just how far we’ve come in half a century—today you’d never read about an unarmed black man being killed by the police. (It’s really nice living in this isolated little bubble and having the luxury of not seeing color and all. Yeah, they’ll have to pry my white privilege out of my cold dead hands.)

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