“Conditions create crimes not individuals.”
I’m going to take a quick second to debunk your idiotic bullshit argument on affirmative action, as a matter of a fact it isn’t easier for Black kids to get into college than other races due to affirmative action, in fact white women are the greatest beneficiaries of affirmative action so take that and shove it down your throat in hopes that in the future that fact will come out your mouth before you try and use affirmative action to devalue the hard work that Black kids have to go through to make it college.
The message I attempted to portray by posting those images is that the Black community in America still has to remind white Americans that they are in fact humans and should be able to live as such. During the Civil Rights Movement men and women from all ages and all corners of this nation united to make their voices heard by this oppressive American state. If you don’t see the correlation between Black Ferguson citizens making their voices heard and wanting to be treated as human beings and Black Americans doing the same in the 60s then you’re simply blinded by ignorance.
Yes, people in Ferguson have been looting and have used violence against a militarized police force but then you go on to say that Martin Luther King Jr., a man I deeply respect didn’t loot liquor stores, and yes that is true, but after all don’t forget that it was Martin Luther King Jr., the Christian nonviolent pastor that said “a riot is the language of the unheard.” Instead of condemning the looting, instead of condemning the use of violence by an oppressed people against an oppressing force you should focus on what these people that have turned to violence have to say, which is what Dr. King did himself.
Ask yourself were Black people looting in Ferguson before this incident with Michael Brown took place? The answer is no, the people of Ferguson have risen up to fight against racism, police brutality and injustice, something that we all should aspire to do. Why is it that you and the entire world are starting to pay attention now to the people of Ferguson? Why is this nations government and the media paying attention? The answer is simple it’s because the people of Ferguson have understood that they must speak to the United States in the language that the United States has spoken to the Black population of America for over 400 years, violence.
You don’t wish for people to use violence, then listen to their cries when they protest nonviolently. Listen to the cries of Black mothers that weep when their child is shot 8 times in the middle of the street. Listen to the cries of every Black American that demands an end to racism, to injustice and violence.
You can’t expect Black Americans to continue speaking to this oppressive nation with nonviolence, this nation doesn’t understand that language. I can’t speak in Spanish to someone who only understands English, this is pure logic. The time is overdue for Black Americans to speak to their government in the language this government understands. Black Americans can and will use whatever means they deem necessary to end the brutality that they must endure day to day, and you as a white American should either stand behind them or get the fuck out of their way.