Needless to say, this ain’t nothing we haven’t seen and/or heard before.
It all goes back to 1955 where 14 year-old Emmett Till was murdered (beaten, shot, mutilated, & dumped in a river, for those interested in a play-by-play description) just for whistling at a white woman. At that time, just the thought of interracial relationships was enough to possess average citizens to fuck up the life of a child. Making matters worse, anybody with common sense knew it was all a lie which couldn’t be proven… until now, that is.
Carolyn Bryant (21 years-old, at the time) was the white woman that now admits that Emmett made no attempt to holla at her. 62 years later, Bryant was quoted saying “That part’s not true”, in Timothy B. Tyson’s recently released book, “The Blood of Emmett Till”, when speaking to what really happened on that dreadful day. Now in her 80’s, Bryant’s whereabouts are only known to her family and currently unknown to the public.
Bryant continued in her interview with Tyson by saying:
“Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him”.
Now keeping our opening line in mind, shit like this continues to go down as of 2017. Examples including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, & even Jordan Davis are enough justifications of how racist lies continue to play their part in shattering the lives of Black children.