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Dear #airportAlan






Dear  #airportAlan, 
Your video was sent to me a few times yesterday, and I can't lie seeing you (what I presume as a cisgender, heterosexual white male) being tackled to the ground was slightly amusing....
Then you said something that struck a nerve... 
As you begged ,and screamed in fear...
'YOU ARE TREATING ME LIKE A F*CKIN BLACK PERSON' 
Now, I don't know the reason as to why your altercation with the police started but let me fill you in on a few things... you know, coming from a BLACK PERSON....
  • If you were treated like a black person...... Those same three officers wouldn't been half as gentle. Yea, I said it GENTLE. They would have called for about 2 more officers and you would have been instantly kicked, punched, and choked from every angle. 
  • If you were treated like a black person.....Pepper spray wouldn't have been held inches from your face, it would have been a gun.... 
  • If you were treated like a black person..... You would be a hashtag, your family would be holding a press confrence begging for justice, your murders would be on vacation (I mean 'administrative leave') and if the case ever went to trial it would be 14months to 2 years later .
I've crossed paths with a lot of men like you, Alan. 
Fragile men whose biggest issue in life is trying to figure out which Izod button up you are going to wear, men who simply voted for Donald Trump because you refused to cross party lines despite knowing better, the kind of men that think Colin is 'just making a fuss with this those whole protest thing', the kind of men who instantly become tense when a black man comes in the room but LOVE Lebron and Steph Curry ,you know the kind of men who couldn't possibly be racist because you have 'black friends', but never actually invited one in your home.

You made your statement in an effort to get attention, and to mock the men and women who have been murdered at the hands of those we pay out our tax dollars to 'protect and serve' us all. 

When you said those words you didn't see Philando Castile's girlfriend and child's faces in your head,
When you said those words you didn't speak Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Jamar Clarke,Walter Scott, Eric Harris ,Tamir Rice, or Michael Brown's names.
When you you said those words, you didn't think of our men, women and babies (because yes they kill our BABIES) as actual humans who are murdered in alarming rates on camera with no justice being served. 


Your statement not only exposes the  harsh realities of unjust treatment of POC (People of Color) as a standard but the fact that you could say it so comfortably from a place of privilege and live to see another day is almost a slap in the face to everyone person of color who has lost their lives in situations similar to this.
Hell, your statement exposed the fact that there is an expectation that white males  in the airport should be treated differently than black people in the airport.

We don't live in same Amerikkka, Alan.....
I hope for your sake you never have to visit ours, its obvious you wouldn't last.



Sincerely yours, 
Cookii 







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