No. I’m suggesting that their grit was on display before/during the assault against them (in the ways that I described — selling individual cigarettes, insisting on living out the truth about their gender, resisting when police/vigilantes harass them), and that this grit from Black people triggers aggression in a White supremacist society.

A treacherous stormtrooper, quietly loosening bolts inside the Death Star. www.risksomething.org

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store