These numbers all point back to a world that doesn’t value Black women’s lives.
A world that has the blood of Salau, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, Riah Milton, Na’Kia Crawford and so many other Black women and girls on its hands.
A lot of Black men were quick to defend Chappelle rather than listen to the women who constantly show up for them and are also victims of police violence.
Folks, though not as many unfortunately, also called out The New Yorker for leaving Black trans women off of its Black Lives Matter cover.
And to those who consider themselves allies, especially white men and women, stop aiding in the erasure of Black women from every movement you decide to belatedly join.