With all the talk about “Black lives matter” in the news. And the renewed interest in the civil rights movement of the nineteen sixties, I couldn’t help noticing how many Autistic people of color have been targeted Arrested, tasered, missing, and murdered while ignored by all those marching and protesting in Washington DC and elsewhere:
Jeffrey Marini black Autistic
Murdred, shot dead by a cop
for making noise.
Jaquarious Kendall went missing then found
dead in a lake
Reginald Cornelius Latson (better known as Neli),
a Black autistic adult, has also been confined,
indefinitely, in the very same institution as
Arnaldo … after suffering solitary confinement
and other abuse for years in Virginia prisons
stemming from his arrest after police were called
because he existed in public while Black and autistic
waiting for a library to open. (That’s after the
governor’s “conditional pardon” by the way.)
Steven Eugene Washington, a 27 year old black man
who reportedly had never had a run in with the law,
was shot dead while walking to a friend’s house
in Los Angeles. When he was reportedly
approached for “acting suspiciously”,
Bloodied Autistic person arrested.
Autistic black man killed by police in his own
home. I could go on and on. It seems black lives
matter only if they are NT and able-bodied.
Since when is walking down the street “acting suspiciously”?
But these spectrumites being treated as if they don’t exist by their own race because of their neurobiology is inexcusable. And I can’t figure it out.
How many times have you heard the disabled mentioned by all these special interest groups? It’s descrinination by those who scream and riot about being descrininated against. I don’t understand this. Jefferey and the others were and are just as important as everyone else.
They were/are Americans. They were black. Their lives mattered.
Quotes found on the internet.