Standing in front of nearly a dozen police officers dressed in riot gear, Jariell Jones gripped the blue megaphone as her hands trembled and took a deep breath. “All I’m asking is when you see me, my family and other people in your communities that look like us, that you see us as humans,” she said. “Humans that have every right to live in these communities no matter what we look like.” Jones and her family marched Saturday in a protest called Discovery Bay for Black Lives Matter several days after a white woman approached Jones’ brother, a Black man, and told him, “You’re a Black person in a white neighborhood — and you’re acting like one.” “Why don’t you act like a white person in a white neighborhood?” Adana Dean asked Gerritt Jones, Jariell’s brother. Cell phone and security footage of the interaction quickly went viral on social media with thousands of retweets and outrage from community members. Nearly 30 people joined Jariell Jones and her family as they marched down Discovery Bay Boulevard, while some people gathered on the opposite side of the street with flags supporting President Trump. There was no confrontation between the groups. Some people… Read full this story
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