“Despite assertions of a more just society and claims of a post-racial America, events following the lack of grand jury indictments in the recent deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and John Crawford III, highlight a tale of two perspectives. Furthermore, the police-involved shooting deaths of unarmed Black girls and women, such as Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tarika Wilson, and Yvette Smith, highlight the legacy of disregard and brutality toward Black bodies. For some, this is a tale of the clear continued existence of institutional, structural, and interpersonal racism. For others, bewilderment, confusion, coincidence, and denial are the common narrative.”

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