Prosecutors are seeking more information from police before deciding whether to charge a man who fatally shot a black woman on the porch of a Detroit home in a predominately white neighborhood, sparking accusations of racial profiling.
Renisha McBride, 19, was killed by a shotgun blast in Dearborn Heights early Saturday.
Her family says she likely approached the home, in the predominantly white neighborhood of Dearborn Heights, to seek help after getting into a car accident. The case is reminiscent of the September death of a young, black man in North Carolina who was shot 10 times by police after he sought help after getting into a car accident. The officer involved in that shooting was charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Dearborn Heights police said the shooter told investigators that his shotgun accidently discharged, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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Accidental discharge? No way I believe that. You don’t accidentally discharge a shotgun into someone’s head from behind. You don’t shoot someone in the head if you weren’t already aiming for their head. And we get back to shit like CeCe McDonald going to prison for defending herself from lethal assault and some white guy ~accidentally~ shoots a black woman in the back of the head and the police need to decide whether they’re going to charge him with anything? It’s obvious what’s happening here, just like with police not charging Zimmerman until the story went national and people started pushing back.
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My best friend lives in Dearborn, and even she didn’t hear about this. If this was a 19-year-old white woman who was shot by a black man, just imagine the media response.
COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS
Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples?
(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)
The Yoruba of western Africa.
Not just West Africa anymore. They made the Middle Passage along with their people. You’ll find them in Santería, Lucúmi, Voudoun, Candomblé, Umbanda, and many other Afro-New World religions. They live in in every Caribbean and South and Central American nation, and everywhere those peoples have spread. They’re in my neighborhood in Chicago. There are huge statues depicting the orixa in the river that flows through my mother’s hometown in Brazil.
If you live in the Americas, you must learn these names and respect them. These are the powers that watched over the Black Africans who were kidnapped, sold, raped, and forced to work to build these countries, and still had the wherewithal to adapt their faith and pass it on to their children. They are still celebrated, danced for, prayed to, and honored by millions upon millions, and the African syncretic faiths are growing in membership in many places; they’re not some kind of quaint throwback.
I say you must learn and respect because I believe gods of the land are important. These are gods of American land now (both continents). Don’t claim the faith if you haven’t earned it or don’t feel it — but ffs, nowadays it’s just a google away. Google. Read some articles. Learn something. And remember the names, and show respect, and whenever someone says something ignorant about “voodoo” or “witch doctors” or looks down on the little old Puerto Rican lady who goes to the botanica, step up and tell them off.
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