Parellels of street harassment & police harassment

My personal experiences as a victim of police brutality allows me to see the full picture of what is really going on. They don’t like those that aren’t them. Bottom-line. If you aren’t following the leader with them, then your playing a power role that makes them feel threatened when there may not have been a threat to begin with.

The truth lies within their fear…

Stop Street Harassment!

Stopping street harassment is going to take women and men. The problem is that it’s often viewed as a woman’s issue alone, which clearly neglects that the majority of those who harass are men. As a Black man, I seldom worry about going somewhere having a person make unwanted advances, touching my person, or live in the constant fear that any moment I could be accosted.

Or do I?

In hearing the testimonies of women enduring street harassment, I couldn’t help but hear the testimonies of young men of color regarding police harassment. While street harassment and police harassment have key difference, in many important ways they’re similar.* Here are three important parallels:

It’s everywhere– I live in New York City, the mecca of diversity. However, when you look at the stop-and-frisk numbers for the city you find that Black and Latino (predominantly male) residents are singled out. In…

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