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By 3 Black Women Rice Students
“until that original system of oppression upon which the police force is built is completely dismantled, it’s fuck 12”

until then it’s fuck 12

until the police consciously act against personal and structural anti-blackness, it’s fuck 12

until the police stand up against Black genocide, it’s fuck 12

until the police recognize the humanity of Black people, it’s fuck 12

until the police uphold the safety and rights of the people

over racist, oppressive, and fascist law, it’s fuck 12

until the police eliminate all forms of paternalism and power hunger, it’s fuck 12

until the police eliminate any and all violence against the people, it’s fuck 12

until the police earn the respect and trust of  marginalized communities they claim to

serve and protect, it’s fuck 12

until every police officer critically rethinks the antagonizing role they play in protests, it’s fuck 12

until every police officer examines their assumptions and understands their biases, it’s fuck 12

until every police officer protests every ounce of

anti-blackness in the racist and corrupt American system, it’s fuck 12

until police officers call out

racist, anti-black, white supremacist officers locally and nationally, it’s fuck 12

until police recognize that their organization was created

to perpetuate transatlantic chattel slavery and kill black bodies and communities, it’s fuck 12

until that original system of oppression upon which the police force is built is completely dismantled, it’s fuck 12

until officers have the dignity the self respect the courage to call out the dirty cops, it’s fuck 12

until riot police is banned, it’s fuck 12

until Black bodies stop dying at the hands of those that are responsible for serving and protecting them, it’s fuck 12

until Blacks, Natives, and every person of color is capable of living without fear of being murdered by the police, it’s fuck 12

until we are no longer viewed as criminals first, it’s fuck 12

until we are no longer viewed as a liability second, it’s fuck 12

until we take colonizers off their high horse, it’s fuck 12

until police officers realize they are the enforcers of racist, anti-black, white supremacist systems, it’s fuck 12

until every police officer is unequivocally for the abolishment of the current systems, it’s fuck 12

until then

You are complicit in and willingly committing state sanctioned Black genocide

You are guilty of upholding white supremacist law

You are the face of the deep-rooted anti-black systems of the U.S.

The people’s blood and suffering is on YOU

Fuck 12

ACAB

1312

Abolish Policing. Abolish Prisons


List of demands of Black students at Rice that challenge Rice’s anti-Blackness: https://t.co/Jckpjic16x?amp=1

Petition for removal of William Marsh Rice statue from Rice’s Campus: https://t.co/VZiDQ6cTVV?amp=1

Article detailing how WMR profited off of enslaving Black people: https://t.co/pe52LqGnq8?amp=1

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