I haven't said anything about the murder of Oscar Grant because I'm honestly not sure what to say. It's fucking horrible and utterly unjustifiable.
And it is the inevitable result of a culture that treats black men not as the individuals they are but as pieces of a monolith inextricably associated with violence.
THIS SHIT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN A VOID.
There was a reason that gun was drawn, and it was not a reason given to the officer by Oscar Grant, the individual. It was a reason provided by institutional racism, long before Oscar Grant was even born.
Kevin has a video of the shooting which shows very clearly what happened. Trigger warnings apply. Also: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now About the Oscar Grant Shooting.
Fucking hell. I really don't know what else to say.
I resolve once again to be All In. It feels like all I can do.