Shooters target 12 officers in Dallas, 5 killed at the end of a peaceful demonstration. The demonstration follows the murder of two unarmed black men by police officers in two separate incidents.
In the last few years, there has been many documented incidences of police brutality specifically targeting black people.
Less than two weeks ago, a gunman killed 12 people at a gay night club. The attack specifically targeted that club because it was a gay club.
Hillary Clinton is running against finals Trump in this year’s presidential race. Trump seems to give permission to turn over the rock of civility and expose the raw frustration held by Americans who are threatened by”other” and gives license to act.
It’s not easy to be a woman when trolls threaten to and death to dissent from a sisgendered norm, it’s not easy to be anyone who challenges white heterosexual male supremacy.
My circle is tinged with an undercurrent of worry. Didn’t feel terribly patriotic this year’s fourth of July. I’m not proud of my country.
Just so I remember this snapshot in time.