Leonydus Johnson compiled a list of children shot to death this year in acts of horrid, random violence:
I know these are tough to look at. But my sincere hope is that this thread helps wake people up. This has to stop.
1. Rory Norman was shot and killed in Dallas, TX on Jan. 5th, 2020 after someone shot into his house. He was only 1. https://t.co/gUN8UpSjb5
None of these children or their parents are celebrated, lionized or even noticed. None of them are deified like habitual criminals of the George Floyd or Jacob Blake variety. That’s because almost all of them are black and “black lives matter” only when their deaths are useful to some pet narrative of white people. The children in Johnson’s thread don’t offer any opportunity for white people to entertain themselves, so they are discarded.
If you want to talk about “systemic racism,” I can think of no clearer example than the complete indifference to so much death of little children because their deaths can’t be squared with any useful narrative.