The Russian Roulette of Blackness

Click or bang. Black people never know how their encounter with the police will end.

Marlon Weems
Published in
6 min readApr 21, 2021
U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario. Photo: Winsor Police

I saw a movie once called The Deer Hunter. Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken starred as childhood friends who end up as prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. Russian roulette was one of the forms of torture…