Maryland: Black Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Hate Crime

We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. – Malcolm X

Teonna Brown and one other young lady were caught on tape for beating a transgendered woman at a McDonalds in Towson, MD.  The victim, Chrissy Polis, began having seizures following the attack.  Brown’s 14-year-old accomplice will remain in a detention center while Brown is sentenced to five years in prison.  The beating was filmed by a McDonalds employee (while he was laughing).

Who taught you to hate yourself? -Malcolm X

What gives the right for a minority to incite hate in the form of violence? It wasn’t to long ago that this type of beating was happening to African Americans all over the United States.  Dubois was quoted describing a Black woman as bringing her “fineness up through so devilish of a fire”.  Progress can not slow down in this contemporary era. It is always a shame when the oppressed become the oppressor.  We don’t have the luxury of freedom of our actions.  We must act with keen eye of judgment and analysis.  What would Rosa Parks or Ida B. Wells-Barnett think about the contemporary Black woman?

—-Just my thoughts


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