Hey white folks, in case you didn’t know, Justice is going to be an inconvenience. Your convenience is wedded to the current order, which means I endure constant and persistent micro aggressions and insults in order to accommodate your comfort.
My inconvenience has for so long been predicated on you feeling comfortable. Jordan Davis’ murderer was inconvenienced with the music coming from the car stereo and he expressed his dissatisfaction with a gun.
Darren Wilson was inconvenienced with Mike Brown walking in the street and he expressed his dissatisfaction first with his car and second with his gun.
George Zimmerman was inconvenienced with Trayvon’s presence in his own community and he expressed his dissatisfaction with a gun.
Hodari B. Davis is the National Program Director at Youth Speaks, Inc. and the Executive Producer of the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. He is also the Creative Director of the Life Is Living Campaign and Festival, organizing eco empowerment events in cities around the country including Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Washington DC, and New York.