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Hey Facebook, Black America Could Really Use Your “Safety Check” Feature

For Black America, 2015 is ending the same way 2014 ended. White men in uniforms carrying weapons of mass destruction are continuing their reign of terror.

The system is fucked up but there is a method to all the madness.

The KKK Command Center is working tirelessly to simultaneously replace each police officer it loses in the name of justice for all. That pretty much explains why the momentum hasn’t slowed down.

Black men, women and children will continue to be hunted, chased and gunned down for the fuck of it. Nobody and nothing can save us.

He’s not Superman. To white America he is — but to black America he is the black guy who sits in the White House as the symbol of that fleeting moment when we believed that America could really live up to the hype behind “United”.

We were wrong. So dead wrong that the bodies are piling up. Black bodies — big, small, young and old. There are no preferences. White men want them all.

The videos of the savage demise of black people have become common fodder. Media outlets writhe with anticipation at the prospect of being one of the first to deposit them on our timelines and network stations line up their over-recycled panel of judges to tear into the victim of the month.

Traffic and rating wars commence as protestors do all the work while most black celebrities shamefully observe with guarded interest.

The truth is — black people in America are done. We’ve been done but now we are really done. Like, there is no other way to put it. As a black woman, I am scared shitless of white men. Y’all are straight up crazy — carrying guns and patrolling the streets as if you are filming a scene from Night of the Living Dead.

We are officially in crisis mode. That was secured when we hit a new low where white men periodically storm into classrooms and wrestle young black girls to the ground.

White America hates Black America — and that is a fact that is literally sending us to our graves with disturbing swiftness.

Now that we have established how critical things are — it’s time to pull out the big guns.

Facebook, Black America needs your assistance. You initiated the Safety Check feature about a year ago. In your statement — you made it clear that this was to be used in situations such as natural disasters and crises.

Not too long ago you expanded this privilege to make allowances for the terrorist attack in Paris. Most people were grateful while others were peeved that other countries that have been consistently rife with violence caused by extremists weren’t granted the same honor. I was one of those people but I get it — you can’t help everybody. Only the civilized shall survive.


The only issue is that we are being treated like the scum of the earth. We are being victimized, scrutinized, and demonized. But even worse — we are being wiped off the face of the earth by crazy white fucks that are being paid to do their “job”. This operation has been underway even before your founder let out his first cry.

You say that the safety check is your way of “helping communities during natural disasters and gives users an easy way and simple way to say we’re safe and check on all our families and friends in one place”.

This sounds like a feature the black community could use — right away.

We are walking targets. There are white men storming a crowd of black spraying bullets without a care in the world. A young white man entered a church in the south and killed nine people. Cops are stalking the streets — in search of blood and mayhem. Black boys are getting shot in the stomach as they play in local parks. Black women are dying in jail.

Black people in America are an endangered species and we need Facebook to recognize this and supply a specialized feature for our benefit.

Actually we demand it. Forget about the “natural disasters” happening around the world and consider the epidemic thriving around us. No sane person of color can avoid the reality that cripples our existence. We are being terrorized and this treatment is legally funded.

There is no difference between ISIS and the white men carrying weapons of mass destruction. Both groups are extremists and have similar agendas. Which is to wipe out a particular group of people they deem inferior and useless.

Black America needs Mark Zuckerberg to provide a specialized tool that will be effectively utilized to ensure that people of color are able to check in with their loved ones when murderous white men suddenly have the urge to shoot at us for no reason or when they storm our kid’s classroom and decide to toss our him or her against the wall.

I’m sure this will be a relatively easy feat. You had the world in mind when you conceived this brilliant idea.

But you don’t have to stray so far away. The United States of America to black America is a colony of disruption and black Americans have essentially become the refugees.

Give us our Safety Check. We’ve earned it. You will be richer and we will be safer.

We all win. That’s the American way.


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