I’ve been trying to come up with the words to express how I feel about the most recent state-agent killing of a Black person; Stephon Clark was killed by Sacramento police this week in his own backyard.
What I keep coming back to is…Stephon would be alive if Wakanda were real.
I know many of you are probably tired of hearing/reading me talk about Wakanda. But it is so lovely there. And it highlights how far from it we are in the “real world.”
Stephon Clark is dead because police mistook him for a man who was vandalising cars. Let me repeat that…..
Stephon Clark is dead because police mistook him for a man who was vandalising cars.
Sit with that.
A black man is DEAD over an alleged minor property crime. (one that he was not committing, by the way)
Let’s look at the other major issue…..
Stephon Clark was shot in HIS OWN BACKYARD.
And another issue…..
Police interviewed Stephon’s grandmother BEFORE they told her that her grandson was dead.
Police lied about the entire situation and only told the truth after video was released.
This is the real world.
Wakanda would be different.
Stephon Clark would be alive if Wakanda were real.
In Wakanda were real…..
Mike Brown would be alive.
Tamir Rice would be alive.
Eric Garner would be alive.
Sandra Bland would be alive.
Rekia Boyd would be alive.
Aiyanna Stanley-Jones would be alive.
In Wakanda, all the people would be alive because in Wakanda…black lives matter.