cassandra's fears realized
the absolute second i heard that a man was shot in the london subway on july 22nd and that witnesses said "he looked terrified," i said to dutchman, "he wasn't a terrorist."
i somehow knew that he was shot because he was brown.
and even though reports came out that he jumped turnstyles, wore a bulky coat and carried a backpack i still knew knew knew that he was shot because he was brown.
dutchman and i have debated whether it was racism or not. i maintain that most likely it was fear, but if the cosmos align to create a thuggish, racist outcome, then what's the difference.
we live in pathetic times.
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