I just graduated with my Masters in Social Work, and I'm on my way to my first job in the big city. I also have Asperger's Syndrome. My life is a strange, incredible irony.
For those who continue to leave nonsensical messages claiming that I hate white people, here you go. My need to even explain myself is telling and relates to the last tweet.
is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?
(also, i feel bad for you.)
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death [and Renisha McBride and Jonathan Ferrell], we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks from parent to child about how to minimize the danger of being a young person of color. On the other side, there were justifications of George Zimmerman’s actions: a smear campaign against Martin’s character, and plenty of writers explaining that statistically, blacks are simply more dangerous to be around.
That framing ignores the realities behind the numbers. Here are five myths about crime and people of color.