Richard Collins III

Richard Collins III's death is just what we feared

Richard Collins III's death is just what we feared

The death of 23-year-old Richard Collins III was what we feared when Donald Trump was elected this past November. It wasn’t because of economic insecurity, or because of identity politics, or whatever else well-paid white writers got to opine about from their positions of privilege. We feared loss. We knew that racists who have already been allowed to nurture and grow their hate, would be even more emboldened by a Trump White House. We knew that people were going to die as a direct response to his election.

Collins was murdered over the weekend at the University of Maryland. A white student named Sean Christopher Urbanski was charged with the murder. University of Maryland...

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