An American agency is advertising a target model that looks like a black man. An Oakland artist wants it to stop
After watching footage of insurgents carrying Confederate flags in the US Capitol last year and erecting a gallows on the ground outside, Tracy Brown began thinking about buying a gun for her protection.
The Black Oakland artist and activist was taking a few gun safety classes and was researching guns online when she came across a disturbing realization: video after video of people shooting at a mannequin target who, for her, had the facial features of a man of African origin: wide nose, large lips. Not only that, but the 20-pound rubber figure, from a California company called Kistabra Inc., was being sold for $90.99 through a federal government website to other federal, state, and local agencies, including US military and police services.