I’m really uncomfortable with some of the language used to talk about the politics of the #ferguson murder and the following riots and protests. From thinly veiled respectability politics to using a words like “community” as a catch-all requirement that groups people in proximity to individuals that would exact misogyny-rooted violence. Recently, it’s been posters across social media platforms using phrases like “people finally woke up”, “people are finally fighting”. Sorry, not sorry you just getting the sleep outta your eyes, I BEEN up all night. I been woke, I stay woke. It’s the gunshot (at a young, college-bound, cisman read:palatable citizen) that woke you up, but I’ve heard yelling all night…I’m not the only one.