Living While Black

Jesse Hamilton

August 10, 2018

The pattern of targeting black men and women for being black and alive in the communities we all share has to stop. This pattern of calling the police on black people going about their business and participating in the life of our country has to stop. From a student taking a break at Yale, to a student eating lunch at Smith College, to a child selling lemonade, to a person having a barbecue in Oakland, to an Oregon state legislator knocking on doors – the list goes on and on. I will continue to speak to neighborhood residents about the important work we must accomplish together – including changing a culture of targeting black men and women for living while black.