November 13, 2015 I will never tell you to turn off your empathy for people who are experiencing horrors like what happened in Paris today. But it never fails to amaze me how Americans can tear their clothes and flail around in distress when a terrorist strikes in a far off land, but when their own society is set up to destroy and kill women and people of color on a daily basis, they're busy joking about Starbucks' red cups. Yes. I am Paris. But I am also Sandra Bland