Black & Blue: Policing Disability & Poverty Beyond Occupy

  • Leroy F. MooreJr.
  • Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia
  • Emmitt H. Thrower

Abstract

In this chapter three artists/activists of color with disabilities write about their lives, activism & cultural work around police brutality against poor people & people with disabilities before, during and beyond the occupy “movement.” You will read the popular response after police brutality cases against people with disabilities and how this response has been repeated over and over again. The three authors will share their answers toward this issue and talk about the need for increasing cultural work from poetry to Hip-Hop to visual arts by not only disabled community but also from the artists arena. Lisa ‘Tiny’ Gray Garcia, Emmitt Thrower and Leroy Franklin Moore Jr. have come together to serve up another vision on the drastic real growth of police brutality against people with disabilities and poor people.

Keywords

Poor Magazine Krip-Hop Nation Where is Hope Disability People with disabilities Police brutality Police training Occupy movement Activism People of color Black people Hip-Hop Cultural work Poor people Poverty Mental health Autism Autistic people Media Journalism Wabi Sabi Productions Inc 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leroy F. MooreJr.
    • 1
  • Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia
    • 2
  • Emmitt H. Thrower
    • 3
  1. 1.National Black Disability Coalition, Sins Invalid, and Krip Hop NationBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.POOR MagazineOaklandUSA
  3. 3.Wabi Sabi ProductionsBronxUSA

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