Let’s Talk About Respectability Politics… Part 3.

Examples of Respectability Politics

Ms. Sandra Bland
Ms. Sandra Bland

“Maybe she wouldn’t have died if she respected the police officer”

(or maybe she could’ve lived if the police officer was not on a killer.)

Comic
Comic

Don’t argue with police”

(It’s not illegal to argue with police.)

“Keep your hands up”

(They’ll still shoot you if they please.)

“You should always wear a suit and not baggy pants”

(or maybe just maybe, you shouldn’t judge someone by the way they’re dressed)

Example of Respectability Politics
Example of Respectability Politics

NO MATTER WHAT YOU WEAR, YOU ARE STILL A THREAT IN WHITE EYES.

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