TRY THE FUCK HARDER: YOU ONLY HAVE YOUR CHAINS TO LOSE (HOW TO RESPOND TO A LYNCHING THREAT)

I originally posted this yesterday (November 5 2015) but didn’t realize that after migrating my website to a new host, I did not migrate the subscribers! So, you may have missed this one.

 

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Berkeley High students on UC Berkeley Campus, protesting racist and lynching threats that occurred at their high school. November 5 2015.


[I originally posted this yesterday (November 5 2015) but didn’t realize that after migrating my website to a new host, I did not migrate the subscribers! So, you may have missed this one.]

I am at my cubicle when a coworker comes to me and says that hundreds of Berkeley high school students are protesting and marching through the Cal campus. It is noon on November 5 2015. She says there were racist and lynching threats towards Black students at Berkeley High School


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They

Organized

By the hundreds…

I photographed.

I video-recorded.

I cried

As they shouted that all we had to lose

Are

Our

Chains.

I am Hopeful

That someone…

That many ones

Are trying

The