RMG #IndependentMediaMonday Special: Is Black Male Privilege A Real Issue in Our Community?
Eric Garner being choked to death by New York City Police in July 2014.
The attention on Black male victims like Garner and Castile reflects the disproportionate police violence and confinement Black males are subjected to. There is no structural apparatus that empowers Black males to successfully lobby for their interests, ensures their gainful employment, or protects and values their lives.
Curry asks: “If the effect of racism is such that the alleged advantages of men disappear in most of the things that we value, like work or life expectancy or home ownership, why make the leap” to insist Black males benefit from or exercise privilege? Read the rest @ Atlanta Black Star