WHITE FRAGILITY “I feared for my life”

AN EXAMPLE OF “WHITE FRAGILITY” “I feared for my life.”

“On Tuesday, the Phoenix Police Department named 30-year-old Mark Rine as the killer of Rumain Brisbon, an unarmed black man who was gunned down last week after the officer reportedly mistook a pill bottle for a gun. “Cop Kills Unarmed Black Man in Arizona,” 12/9/2014 “Thus white fragility grants permission to white and police bodies to regularly kill Black ones—even if unarmed, unresistant ones—in ostensible self-defense.”

From My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem (Part 1: UNARMED and DISMEMBERED, Chapter 4: THE FALSE FRAGILITY OF THE WHITE BODY) #HowWeHeal – Racialized Trauma – Book Club Selection, 2nd Tuesdays, February through November, 6 to 7 pm, http://zoom.us/j/5602987293Edit

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