Another Day, Another Hashtag. White People, You Gotta Get to Work NOW – Awesomely Luvvie0 comments
Terence Crutcher was a father, husband, son, uncle, pastor. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by officer Betty Shelby, even though he was unarmed. What started as his car breaking down led to his body in the morgue.
Keith Lamont Scott was a father, husband, son, uncle. Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a cop as he sat in his car reading a book. Because he had fit a description of someone they were looking for. What started as him waiting on his son to get off the school bus led to his body in the morgue.
Keith was killed by a cop less than 24 hours after Terence was killed by a cop. We did not even get a chance to breathe between their deaths. We didn’t get a chance to stop the bleeding before the next stab. We didn’t stop crying for one before we started sobbing for the other.
And the bad part is that we know how it will end. We know that the police officer will be on paid leave and eventually walk free. We’ve seen this movie before. (Read: Stages of What Happens When There’s Injustice Against Black People)
We can’t go to the grocery store. We can’t buy cigarillos. We can’t sell CDs. We can’t walk down the street in our own neighborhood. We can’t look too threatening. We can’t ask a cop why he stopped us. We cannot breathe too loud. We can’t play music too loud. We can’t need help with our broken down cars. We can’t sit in our cars and read. We just can’t BE. and it’s frustrating. Well, there’s frustrating and there’s this. This is beyond frustrating. This is appalling. This is disgusting. This is infuriating. This? This is traumatizing. We are being lynched.
We do everything right and comply to the T, and still die. But it’s important to know that not listening to a cop is not supposed to be a crime punishable by death. Besides, cops have apprehended mass murderers who are armed ALIVE. Meanwhile, 13-year old Black boys with bb guns are shot and killed.
Please read the remainder fo this wonderful article at this link: http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2016/09/white-people-anti-racism.html
P.S. There is a chapter on racism in my book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual. If you’re here for this post, you’ll love my book. Out now.
Subscribe via Email
- The Racist Roots of Marijuana Prohibition
- Fontana, California is Sending out an SOS
- Flint mayor signed $67K PR contract to promote pipe replacement program
- More DEA Hypocrisy: Anti-Legalization Pharmaceutical Company Gets Schedule II Clearance for its Synthetic THC Drug
- 14 Year Old Livestreams Rape of 15 Year Old Girl and 40 People Watch it
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- October 2015
- September 2015
- August 2015
- July 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- January 2015
- Israel ‘Draws Red Line’ In SyriaSyria (GPA) – Following another Israeli air strike near Damascus, Tel Aviv has now taken a clear position on the Syrian conflict. After 6 years of alleged Israeli “neutrality” in the Syrian conflict, the government has finally announced a semi-official “red…Read more →
- Western democracies set low standards as global media freedom declinesWorld (NI) – Trump and politicians in other democracies are normalising attacks on the press, warns Reporters Without Borders. First world democracies are setting lower standards for freedom of the press relative to the rest of the world, a newly published…Read more →
- Marine Le Pen Adviser Found Guilty of Inciting Hatred against MuslimsFrance (Tasnim) – A key adviser to France’s ultra-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has been found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims. Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers, was fined 2,000 euros for saying there were too many Muslim children in…Read more →
- Venezuela Unrest Caused by US Hybrid Warfare – Defense MinisterVenezuela (Sputnik) – Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez stated that the United States tries to destabilize Venezuela’s institutions and statehood by using mechanisms of hybrid wars. The United States used hybrid warfare to fuel unrest in Venezuela in an effort to ultimately destabilize the…Read more →
- Tradecraft: Diversion Safes(TFC) – Diversion safes aren’t really “safes” most of the time. They typically don’t lock. The appearance of the item stops people from believing it would contain anything of value. Most people have seen the soda can that has a bottom that…Read more →