“Hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of a man taken too soon – 37-year-old father of five Alton Sterling was pinned down, shot repeatedly at point-blank range, and left without immediate medical assistance by two Baton Rouge police officers, resulting in his death and an outcry for an end to the mass killing of black lives at the hands of public servants.”

Decades after the civil rights movement, we are still making excuses for police brutality stemming from racism, and claiming that because we love Beyoncé and watch Empire, racism in the mainstream no longer exists