There is always a saturation point with protest and compassionate response, and this is what the militarized response in Ferguson is banking on—that they can wear out the protest and more strategically, wear out our attention. It’s not that people get bored and move on, it’s that they know we’ll get compassion fatigue and our brains will invoke the Silencing Response, where we want to turn away from things we feel ill-equipped to fix. We have a lot to do now that a compassionate response to injustice has been prompted, and most importantly that includes not shutting down. not turning away because we don’t know what to do. I’m bearing down on bearing witness.


Officer’s Guide to Racial Profiling

Each color swatch was eye-dropped from a photo of a gunman responsible for a massacre in the U.S. from 1976 to the present.
The paint code represents the number of fatalities and the year of occurrence. If you can infer anything from this image, it’s that cops are racially profiling the wrong people.

I plan on printing these out to make swatch books.