“Stop talking and LOOK at these PEOPLE. LOOK at these HUMANS…” – Killer Mike
Many of us have spent the past few days in disbelief, anger and frustration at the events taking place in Ferguson, MO following the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
And now that the highly militarized Ferguson police department has taken drastic measures to block media coverage, social media becomes essential and powerful — especially to those who are otherwise powerless.
Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike used Instagram as a tool to reach people’s hearts by posted an image of Brown’s parents and the following message:
“We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by [our] children not the other way around. No matter how [you] felt about black people look at this Mother and look at this father and tell me as a human being how u cannot feel empathy for them. How can [you] not feel sympathy for their pain and [loss].
These are not THOTS, niggas/niggers, hoes, Ballers, Divas. These two people are parents. They are humans that produced a child and loved that child and that child was slaughtered like Game and left face down as public spectacle while his blood drained down the street. Look at the pain of this mother, look into her eyes. Look at the Man behind her. Look at that father made helpless and hurt that he [could] not defend his seed.
Don’t debate. Don’t insert your agenda. Save me the bullshit Black On Black Crime speech and look at these [two] Noble creatures called humans and look at what govt sanctioned murder has done. It has robbed them of their humanity and replaced it with pain and shame, suffering and hurt. I don’t care if others rioted or why. I don’t care that ball players and Rappers are what they [should] be.
I care that we as humans care as much about one another more. I care we see past Class, race and culture and honor the humanity that unites our species. Stop talking and LOOK at these PEOPLE. LOOK at these HUMANS and stand with them against a system allows a Human PIG to slaughter their child. Forgive any typos love and respect u all.”