Stop. Killing. Us!

Do you really expect us to keep taking this?

These videos are strikingly similar with different circumstances/people and the same outcome. There are countless ways black people have become victims of police brutality. We are tired of the violent acts toward us, then to lie and say they were resisting arrest or you “feared for your life.” You hate us! Just say that and be done with it. This is what you show us on a daily basis so I have no choice but to believe it! Now we all know that all police aren’t bad, absolutely. The problem is that bad is the majority of the force and even the leadership. Bad behavior isn’t properly punished and excuses are thrown around for everyone except for the victims themselves! We are tired of trying to prove our innocence when we’ve already been perceived as guilty. Any crime, where weapons aren’t being used, should never result in death. Police are trained for these sort of life or death situations, why are you so jumpy? If every little situation looks scary to you why are you a cop? Who are you protecting and serving?

Which doesn’t include Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and many others!

We as black people need to take action. No I don’t mean riot and tear up the streets, they already view us as animals. We need to fight with knowledge and grace. We need more pro-black black people in high places with some power to fight from above. Imagine if we had more black doctors, lawyers, police officers/chiefs, etc. Instead of athletes and entertainers, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, we need to raise up generations of revolutionaries. Black people have laid dormant for wayyyy too long!


Published by Mariah Eskridge

Hello I'm Mariah Eskridge and my goal is to encourage those who otherwise wouldn't have the support. I graduated from Illinois State University in May 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Accounting. I've been faced with plenty of situations that I would've loved having someone that I can relate to.

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