I’m always wondering if hashtags are legless or if they evoke some sort of activist congregation via the media we all communicate through. I think this was a testament to major structural violence that’s very real and a judicial system that doesn’t take certain things into effect, and probably, with more context, that the timing of a testimony and it’s outrage/response has everything to do with what’s predicated it... e.g. Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, etc. (Note, it's not right to list such tragedies, but enumerating them also has power.) Energy is not created nor destroyed, so when justice is not brought at its respective time, it also accumulates elsewhere and continues a cycle.
I’m delinquent to form a fully formed opinion because it’s difficult to encapsulate the unfairness of structural violence in a paragraph or status. Fighting to fix these things aren’t said in prose, they are said in the way we live our lives, in how we fix systems and how we treat people. I don’t know where to go from here though. All I know is this isn't a time for romanticized ideas because I’m not sure something could be romantic and exact. I think romanticism is glazed with a true unknowing. A percentage of our population isn't privy to certain experiences of inequities, or just feeling unsettled because as DuBois said, "A system cannot fail those it was never built to protect." I saw this status and sort of laughed and then immediately wanted to cry: https://twitter.com/orangestitch/status/537496438427512832