How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?
*everyone is silent*
She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.
She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.
The store owner still got no jail time!
It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground. If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.
Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!
This is a major reason why Korean stores were targeted during the riots, but of course news coverage was all “blacks are ruining their own neighborhoods for nothing.”
This is the issue with “POC solidarity” A LOT of y’all non-black POC are antiblack AS FUCK. You do the work of white people for them, then turn around and call us violent, angry, racist, etc.
This is why when I see posts of non-black POC trying to call out Black Americans for only focusing on issues facing Black Americans, I say a silent prayer for you to go fuck yourself.
Don’t expect Black people to be worried about your issues, while some of y’alls entire communities is built on a shared culture of antiblackness, and y’all murdering Black children. Bye.