The Compton Cowboys Journey at Black Lives Matter Protests

By pictures by Ivan McClellan, Walter Thompson-Hernández and Akasha Rabut, in addition to an essay by Miss Rosen, Dazed Digital explores the Compton Cowboys’ (a bunch of childhood mates “persevering with the cowboy custom of revolt and reclaiming its roots”) latest participation in protests towards systemic racism and police brutality in LA. Randy Hook—the cowboys’ chief and govt director for the non-profit group Compton Junior Equestrians—explains that they needed to become involved, and first contacted Mayor Aja Brown. Together with her approval, the cowboys mounted up and headed to Metropolis Corridor. Hook says, “There’s one thing very highly effective about being Black, being cowboys on horses, and combating for American values despite the fact that we’re the oppressed celebration. We needed to make sure we left that message on a world scale that Compton will not be what folks assume it’s—it’s a group, love, and peace. We care about our children and we wish them to have a greater future.” See extra at Dazed Digital.

READ  Female Resistance to Male Authority, Part One

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *