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Strange Fruit (Class of 2013) – Jasiri X

Renisha McBride... Jonathan Ferrel... Kendrick Johnson...  As we push further into this annual holiday season, let's not forget about our brothers and sisters whose lives have been taken all too soon.  And please don't think for a moment that the fate of any one of us, or someone else in our family, is immune from this racial pathology.

The Jasiri X video below is shared as a reminder as we enter this season of reflection, celebration and planning for a new year.

We all have to do a lot more to prevent the next Renisha, the next Jonathan, the next Kendrick, tragedy from happening.  New names get added to the list each year.  We owe it to our ancestors, and our unborn children, to stop passing this pathology on to yet another generation.

Living through another series of "Black firsts" means relatively little if we cannot protect our children and other family members from the sickness of racism - in any of its forms.  We've had many Black firsts throughout our history in this country, and indeed throughout the history of this world.  Let's demand more of ourselves, and others, for the sake of our children and those unborn.

Please reflect on this as you push through this annual season of family and good cheer.

Many thanks to Jasiri X for his consistent advocacy, as reflected this time on Strange Fruit (Class of 2013)...

Published by Jasiri X on Nov 18, 2013

Dedicated to the memories of Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell and Kendrick Johnson, Strange Fruit (Class of 2013) was produced by Religion and directed by Haute Muslim



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