Go educate yourself on (1) our country, and especially the south’s, deep seeded history with systemic and institutional racism - and then (2) go and educate yourself about connections between over-policing & overuse of police force in black neighborhoods, and, hell, (3) while you’re at it look at the Fergusun stop and arrest rate graphic that’s been floating around that reveals an established pattern of racial profiling within the Ferguson police department.
Bother to do these 3 things before coming in my inbox with ignorant, loaded and racist questions & implausible hypotheticals
I totally knew you were gonna say something racist as soon as you said “I’m not a racist.”
But yo, those are two completely different situations, man, and you know it, don’t you? Like, I get that you don’t get the riots, because you don’t feel the pain of what happened out there. This isn’t “one white person thought to be at fault for one.” This is a pattern. Two black people have been killed by the police every week since 2006.
And like I said, I get that you don’t get it, because you’re not the one with the target on your back because of your skin color, but don’t sell yourself short here and pretend you’re that stupid. You know those two situations have nothing to do with each other. They don’t relate. Gang violence and police brutality are two completely different things.
That’s like saying “Five year olds get into fights all the time, but all of a sudden when a 30 year old punches a 5 year old, it’s bad.”
I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman. Uncle Wills says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a nigger from mud, and then threw what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion that negroes ought to be in Arica, yellow men in Asia, and white men in Europe and America.
*deep breathes* First things first, glad you stumbled onto my humble blog. Now strap yourself in, cause it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
Seems like the only “uneducated thug” here is your racist ass, since you didn’t bother to bring a single fact into your bullshit anonymous comment. It has been confirmed by multiple sources, INCLUDING the police chief of Ferguson himself, that Mike Brown WAS NOT stopped as suspect in the “robbery” of a pack of cigars from a convenience store. The corrupt pigs masquerading as law enforcement tried and failed to make that claim stick. They even went so far as to release a tape of the theft against the DOJ’s orders to corroborate the mountain of lies building to justify the murder of an unarmed teenager. However, even they recognized that it was time to let that story go.
But let us not be deterred by facts or reality. I find it hilarious that you would talk about people with no respect for law or society in the same breath as Mike Brown. I don’t give a flying fuck if he WAS a thug who stole from that store. Does that somehow make him exempt from due process? Are his constitutional rights somehow voided? The individual who violated the law that day was Darren Wilson, the person sworn to uphold and protect it. You know who seems to be violating the law the most in the aftermath of this murder? Law enforcement, yet again! Conspiracy, violations of first amendment rights, inciting violence, abuse of power, use of excessive force— take your pick. But I’m sure you’re one of those lovely Klan folks that don’t believe “thugs and welfare queens” are even human beings, so why should they be afforded equal recognition under the law.
And while I will settle for high yellow on a bad day, I have never been nor will I ever be white. I have no extent of the degradation and just blindly following what exactly?! I’m a queer woman of color living in a homophobic, sexist, racist society. I worry every single day that the next news story I’ll see about a killer cop will feature a family member as a victim. My cousin got roughed up by the police a mile from his IVY LEAGUE school because they didn’t think he belonged in that neighborhood. Fuck, my mother had to be walked into her elementary school every single day for a year BY A US MARSHALL because she dared to go to a white school in a segregated southern town. What do you know about degradation, beyond the way you degrade others through some fucked up perspective you’ve ascribed to entire race/ethnicity of people? I have to deal with bigots like you everyday— it’s amazing that I haven’t snapped. A Black person has never tried to kill me, however I have had a gun pulled on me by a WHITE MAN while canvassing during a political campaign. The only people I’m worried are trying to kill me are people like you.