Nobody’s Perfect — So Why Do We Need Black People to Be?

Demanding angelic victims of police violence is absurd and racist

Image: Lorie Shaull, Flickr

It happens every time a black body has the life taken from it by an agent of the state. Whether choked out, pressed out beneath a knee, or torn away by a bullet, some mourn that life and others rage at its loss, while still others get to work.