The Fear of Black Bodies in Motion by Wallace Best

In a Huffington Post essay from December 4, 2014, Princeton University religion professor and Great Migration scholar Wallace Best analyses the perceived threat black people pose.  “[H]istorically black bodies in motion in this country have always spelled danger to the white power structures . . . . a black body in motion is never without consequence. It is always a signifier of something, scripted and coded. And for the most part, throughout our history black bodies in motion have been deemed a threat.”

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