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Watch Whiteness Work: A White Man Kills 6 Asian Women, and a White Cop Says He ‘Had a Bad Day’

by Ishena Robinson

It’s already been a heartbreaking and devastatingly unrelenting year of blatant, dehumanizing and violent acts of racism. It’s echoed four years of ever-escalating incidents in the same vein, not to mention centuries of a state of rotten affairs that is as American as apple pie.

I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted and completely over the cultural tolerance of racism in this country that allows injustices of the kind that stole the lives of six Asian women in Atlanta on Tuesday.

You know who doesn’t seem tired? Law enforcement.

Just hours after 21-year-old Robert Long drove across Atlanta, stopping at Asian-owned spas and systematically killing the women of Asian descent in them (along with two white victims, a man and a woman), Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office gave a press conference Wednesday, during which you might have thought he was Long’s defense attorney.

“He understood the gravity of it,” Baker said, describing the mass killer’s feelings. “He was pretty much fed up, kind of at the end of his rope, and yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did.”

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