When They See Us: A Reflective Piece
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By now, a lot of us have prepared ourselves to watch Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, a 4- part docu-series that journies us through the infamous 1989 Central Park Rape case, that happened in New York City.
This series chronicles the “Central Park 5” and their presumed/coerced guilt, familial and custodial trauma, prison abuse, and proclaimed innocence, that not only shook their lives but this country.
DuVernay was not shy about portraying the cold-hearted, and gut-wrenching truth of injustice toward black and brown boys at the hands of a system that was made to mentally, emotionally, and physically enslave us.
In this docuseries, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise’s truths are told. It forces ones’ eyes to witness the