Never Let Me Down: Sit-Ins Still Work

“I get down for my grandfather
Who took my mama, made her sit in that seat
Where white folks ain’t want us to eat
At the tender age of six she was arrested for the sit-ins
And with that in my blood, I was born to be different” — Never Let Me Down, Kanye West.

About seven years ago I staged a sit-in at the Yuma County Attorney’s Office (“YCAO”). It was just me and my play uncle. For nonblack…



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Garrick McFadden

I am a civil-rights attorney. I write about #whiteness, #racism, #hiphop, policing & politics.