Viva Jabari! All prisoners released from bondage

I am struck again that it is understandable that white men fear gorillas,

Out of the mouths of babes
Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge

animals, grandmothers, the promise of youth. In fact, those who claim to be white men, who identify that way, place the blame for oppression upon themselves.

But no amount of SWAT will make that fear go away. You don’t want to feel in fear for your life when confronted with the victims of your entitlement? Live a better life. Stop expecting deference from everyone not born into your class.

Make changes like these, you’ll find yourself less fearful of retribution.

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On March 18, 2004, a gorilla named Jabari scaled a retaining wall and injured three visitors. He was fatally shot by a police SWAT team after being pursued by zoo employees through the Wilds of Africa exhibit. This incident prompted several zoos to create or enhance Emergency Response Teams to deal with escaped animals. The Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Research Center was redesigned with new landscape, taller walls, and expanded viewing areas for visitors, including an air conditioned visitor center with floor-to-ceiling windows, videos, and on-site “gorilla guides” to answer questions and point out interesting facts. The exhibit is home to two gorilla troops.

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