Friday, September 23, 2016

Welcome to America . . .

Related Off-site Links:
If You’re Mad About Colin Kaepernick's Kneeling Protest Against Racial Injustice and Silent About Cops Killing Black Lives, Do Better – Lilly Workneh (The Huffington Post, September 21, 2016).
Why Aren't the People Who Criticized Kaepernick Speaking Out About Terence Crutcher? – Robert Littal (Black Sports Online, September 19, 2016).
White America, It’s Time to Take a Knee – John Pavlovitz (, September 20, 2016).
Here’s How Many Black People Have Been Killed by Police Since Colin Kaepernick Began Protesting – Travis Waldron and Julia Craven (The Huffington Post, September 20, 2016).
Colin Kaepernick on Death Threats: Killing Me Would Only Prove My Point – Ryan Grenoble (The Huffington Post, September 20, 2016).
Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America – and Being Threatened for It – Zaid Jilani and Naomi LaChance (The Intercept, September 23, 2016).
Aren’t More White People Than Black People Killed by Police? Yes, but No – Wesley Lowery (The Washington Post, July 11, 2016).
Police Killings of Blacks: Here is What the Data Say – Sendhil Mullainathan (The New York Times, October 16, 2015).
U.S. Seems Intent on Pushing Black People Past Breaking Point – Shaun King (New York Daily News, September 20, 2016).
Historian Chronicles How White Rage Erupts Whenever Blacks Seek Equality – James E. Kenyon (Page One Post, August 9, 2016).
When Black Death Goes Viral, It Can Trigger PTSD-like Trauma – Kenya Downs (PBS NewsHour, September 20, 2016).
Here Are 8 Policies That Can Prevent Police Killings – Alice Speri (The Intercept, September 21, 2016).

UPDATES: Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby Will Face Manslaughter Charge in Unarmed Man's Death – Bill Chappell (NPR News, September 22, 2016).
After Viewing, Family of Keith Lamont Scott Call for Videos to Be Released to Public – David Badash (The New Civil Rights Movement, September 22, 2016).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Something to Think About – September 21, 2016
"This Doesn't Happen to White People"
Remembering Philando Castile and Demanding Abolition of the System That Targets and Kills People of Color
Quote of the Day – March 31, 2016
"We Are All One" – #Justice4Jamar and the 4th Precinct Occupation: Photos, Reflections and Links
Rallying in Solidarity with Eric Garner and Other Victims of Police Brutality
"Say Her Name" Solidarity Action for Sandra Bland
In Minneapolis, Rallying in Solidarity with Black Lives in Baltimore
Remembering Julian Bond, 1940-2015
Can the Klan!

Image: Drew Sheneman.

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