Stop Expecting Black People to Be Superhuman in the Face of Fear
Making Room For Our Fear, Makes Room For Our Humanity
It’s always there. An undercurrent whenever an unarmed black person is assassinated by the police. People ask and wring their hands, “why did they behave that way?” If only they had been more compliant, more respectful, more subservient, remained calm. If only.
So much has been said about how much better black people under duress should have behaved if only they could have controlled themselves. Except…