Q:"fellow sad black kids?"
sad black kid is that phenomenon when you’re a black kid but you’re also sad and feel very misunderstood. sometimes it corresponds with creative genius and/or hyperintelligence, a lot of the times it occurs as a reaction to feeling ‘different’ from fellow black kids and attempting to assimilate into whiteness. a lot of sad black kids grow up into sad black teenagers who watch too much anime and think their love of lord of the rings fan fiction makes them special and thus turn into sad black men/women who spend their entire lives trying to straddle their dual realities as black but also ‘not black enough’.
We’re safer than ever, in the U.S.
You might not know it from watching TV news, but FBI statistics show that crime in the U.S.—including violent crime—has been trending steadily downward for years, falling 19% between 1987 and 2011. The job of being a police officer has become safer too, as the number of police killed by gunfire plunged to 33 last year, down 50% from 2012, to its lowest level since, wait for it, 1887, a time when the population was 75% lower than it is today.
So why are we seeing an ever increasing militarization of policing across the country? …
Because they need to keep the prison population up. The prisons are hungry, and police make sure the supply is coming. Regardless of the effect this has on communities.