Lynching Postcard, 1920. Lige Daniels is the victim. I refuse the focus on our bodies, I welcome the gaze at those who target us (and smile proudly).

Many of you who are well-intentioned will talk about how awful things are for Black people “right now.” You’ll express shock and awe and I need to tell you something:

When you say things like “right now” or express your righteous outrage in the sense of surprise you are reinforcing the hurt.