No justice, no piece. “Racism isn’t getting worse, its just getting filmed” and well we tried kneeling but you said it was offensive.
Just some recent things on my timeline I feel say everything. White privilege is being able to talk back to and confront the police and not end up no longer breathing. Look on YouTube black carry vs White carry. Watch “Central Park Karen” and then talk to me about Emmitt Till. Lets talk about Dylann Roof and his burgers during questioning after shooting up a church. Or james Holmes who shot up a movie theater as just two under privlege who lived to stand trail. Someone said then did Jeffery Dahmer have white privilege (first you had to go back to serial killer to try to find a point and second watch the documentaries read the stories media describes him as attractive before they get into what he did then look up Roanoke reporter and photojournalist murder. Vestor lee Vestor lee Flanagan is described as misogynistic and other negative adjectives. Hell go back and hear about Dylann. Its the little things you start to notice Ahmaud Arbery wasn’t even stopped by police he was followed and shot over a goddamn citizens arrest just like Trevon Martin. We can’t jog, we cant buy skittles, we can’t go to a job interview we can’t reach for our wallets we can’t reach for our gun permit. We don’t get the benefit of the doubt no matter what social or economical status we hold. This current president said out of his mouth while president you know how you hold there heads when you put them in the car?, Don’t worry about people in custody hitting their heads on squad cars. Three total officers held down George Floyd you telling me a human being pinned to the ground by three while handcuffed, one of which is on his neck FOR OVER SEVEN MINUTES you can’t get your god damn knee off his neck when he’s pleading he can’t breathe? When onlookers begged that you take his pulse, when someone who witnessed said she was a nurse and offered to just take his pulse. No you kneel minutes more on his neck then drag his lifeless body to a stretcher to try to tell us he died later in the hospital (mind you he stopped moving/talking four minutes in). I’ve seen the its one bad apple not the whole tree… white privilege is having that to be able to say because wouldn’t that apple to black and brown people? Shouldn’t it be assumed that any unarmed person is definitely not a threat to armed officers? Michael Brown jr. unarmed was a threat to an officer inside a squad car (Darren Wilson) the cop in the squad car described 18yr Micheal Brown jr. as a superhuman Demon. I get fight or flight feeling every time an officer stops me. My brothers, sisters, cousins and people of color do not have the guarantee that a simple stop will not end deadly you can find clips of white folks pulled over for some infraction, or carrying automatic rifles walking neighborhoods, more recently walking with those into state buildings that have no cares in the world berate police face to face and still know they will go home and sleep peacefully. Robert Bowers shot up a synagogue and was arrested Philando Castile reached for his permit. I’m tired of being tired, tired of explaining to people that know me that I am not exempt from what happened to any of these black men when police stop me or my brother, my cousins, my father, my nephews, my close friends. This sucks and it seems to not matter how peaceful the protest, we do that wrong too. -Vonte