An important reminder from Tiana Smalls – Americans have rights and need to assert them. She asserted hers (loudly) when border agents demanded to see her papers on a Greyhound bus traveling from California to Nevada.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
You Don’t Have To Show Them Shit
by Abby Zimet, staff writer
With immigration and other agents of the state increasingly untethered – at this point they’ve come for refugees, asylees, toddlers, Dreamers and a few citizens, and told a line of waiting Mainers they had to be citizens to ride a friggin’ bus, a claim that prompted the ACLU to remind us, “You have rights and you should use them” – we present a role model for the times, one the ACLU has also praised for her “fierce shot of courage.” Tiana Smalls, a self-described “LOUD ass Black woman” and owner of a small beauty products company who knows her rights and is “willing to act a WHOLE DONKEY” in defense of them, was recently on a Greyhound Bus from California to Nevada when border agents boarded at a state checkpoint once used to check…
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