Analysis Of What Happened To Sandra Bland

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What Happened to Sandra Bland: More Than a Hash-tag As the buzz begins to build surrounding the death of a beautiful and vibrant young 28-year-old black woman from Illinois, Sandra Bland, it is important that blacks take the time to examine their mindset and approach to confronting the suspicious circumstances behind her death. According to an article by ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News in Chicago, this young lady had just completed an interview with her alma mater, Prairie View A&M, for a job position there in the Student Outreach program — a job she was awarded. There are some reports that suggest that Sandra Bland was on her way to participate in a “Black Lives Matter” event when she was pulled over. The aforementioned news article lays out the details of what happened from that point. I don’t want to spend too much time describing the details, because honestly, they make me sick to my stomach. It is the same old narrative of a black person dying in the custody of law enforcement officials. What I will say, with confidence, is that I don’t believe for one second that Sandra Bland took her own life. None of her behavior leading up to her death suggests that she was suicidal. In fact securing a long term position in the area of her passion, would suggest that…show more content…
There will be an appearance of an investigation, in which those involved will be relieved of all culpability in Sandra’s death. At the end of the day, no one will be held accountable. The reason that I am reaching out through this article is that we, as a race of people, must be willing to step out of our comfort zones and change the status quo. Our natural proclivity will be to protest and sign petitions; however, without economic power to underwrite those petitions and protests, they will have no power — making them tantamount to a collective temper

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