I'm sure you've seen the images, the video and the words 'I can't breathe' and it makes me feel physically sick. I cried for a full day after reading his story.
This is not my usual blog post but I express myself best through words and need to get this out.
My Twitter is split in half. It's either Black Lives Matter or Hey let's talk about publishing and right now the publishing side is the least of my concerns. My heart feels so heavy and black people are tired. Let me explain why.
1. Ahmed Aubery went for a run in Georgia and was followed by two white men who shot and killed him.
Their defence: They had multiple burglaries in the area and assumed the jogger was the person.
Verdict: Arrested weeks later ONLY after the video went viral and people shouted about it.
2. Christian Cooper was bird watching in Central Park, New York and asked a white lady to put her dog on a le…