This piece is for us, and for Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. It exists somewhere between poetry and prose.
Long before this pandemic, there was something airborne, a pestilence that spread first amongst white folks before it began to attack our bodies. The tightness in the sinuses moves downward and closes the throat… but a sneeze will not dislodge racism.
The system ain’t just, so how is it going to give us what it does not possess? What we demand is accountability under the law. And accountability under the law, while it is something we will fight for, is simply insufficient.
Read the full piece on Medium.com.