On Ferguson by Sanyika Shakur

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As long as We beg, hat in hand, the enemy culture to indict one of their own (for a job well done) in the killing of one or ten of our nationals, We will continue to be disappointed, dismayed, mystified, and confused.

Why would they bow to our pressure of spontaneous riots, of petty looting, of collective prayers, and senseless begging? “Power concedes nothing without a demand,” let us remember. As long as We confine our demands within the small neocolonial confines of this system it will maneuver our rants and raves into any one of its blind alleys of pressure-relief: indictments, jury trials, appeals, probation, community service, etc. When push comes to shove they will allow for an escape.

The fact is We are not speaking the same language as our captors. They can’t –won’t and will not – yield to our petty all but harmless verbal protests of…

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