Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
People with “American” or European names don’t feel me when I tell then this is a thing. It’s tough because I love my name so much and it means a lot that my grandmother who I never got to meet named me. I try hard to go by my full name in honor of her. But I’m going to have to change my name so I can get a job.This is sad.