“I Cannot Decorate This Pain For You”: A Poem on #BlackLivesMatter

If we can’t recognize the oppression of others I have to say we’ve not learned much from the oppressive forces of psychiatry. I keep letting these sorts of messages from those harmed by racism to penetrate my being that I might learn to eradicate oppression everywhere I see it. As long as abuse is happening anywhere in our human family we are all harmed.

In light of #BlackLivesMatter protests across the country, people have been reflecting on how Martin Luther King Jr. would have responded to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many other black men and women who have been killed by police. 19-year-old spoken-word poet Sarah O’Neal recites her poem “An Overreaction,” where she speaks about Dr. King and her frustration at having to defend the protests.

hat tip to Notes from An Aspiring Humanitarian

 

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