Cosplaying While Black? The Homicide of Darrien Hunt

The Nerds of Color

by Jamie Broadnax | Originally posted at Black Girl Nerds

This morning I read the link to a news article tweeted to me about Darrien Hunt, a 22-year old Black male who was gunned down by police on Wednesday September 10 by the Saratoga Springs police department. Several news outlets initially picked up the story as reported by the police and Tim Taylor, the chief deputy attorney for Utah county. His statement to the press was as follows:

When the officers made contact with Mr Hunt, he brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr Hunt was shot.

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Happy Radars

Writing

Writing Prompts: Are you a good judge of other people’s happiness? Tell us about a time you were spot on despite external hints to the contrary (or, alternatively, about a time you were dead wrong).

This is difficult, I think for the most part I am able to  recognize someone’s happiness. I will say in my immediate family my youngest brother is the most difficult to read… but since I live with him I tend to know him a little bit better. I think if you know the person well enough you should be able to tell.

But it’s weird that this question popped up because I was just recently thinking about my own happiness and if it was outwardly shown… and I came to the conclusion that it’s not … could have something to do with my resting bitch face, could have something to do with high expectations that I have about EVERYTHING. I’m not the kind of girl that feels the need to smile all the time, hell most of the time I’m smiling on the inside… isn’t that enough?

So to finally get to the question (well sort of ) I think it’s easier for me to really notice if people are unhappy… because the always want to make you unhappy to. I swear who ever said misery enjoys company wasn’t lying… I allow people to be unhappy. I think it’s completely normal… if you have never had unhappiness how can you truly recognize when you’re happy.

Until Next Time….

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