If last week is any reflection of what’s to come America will be up shits creek soon!
Unless you’ve been living in a different galaxy (or you avoid issues that have to do with people of color because you’re an ignorant racist) I’m certain you’ve read about and/or seen the violent footage of the deaths at the hands of Minnesota/Baton Rouge police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Police brutality is nothing new for Americans and it definitely isn’t something new if you just so happen to be black in America. Due to the wonderful advances in technology these types of violent incidents have been captured for the world to finally see that 1) there isn’t this ginormous conspiracy created by black people to somehow dismantle the police infrastructure by lying for a hundred years that we’re brutalized by the police and 2) further proof that some of these officials who elected to take a job to serve and protect shouldn’t probably have the job.
Now this isn’t an anti-police post, there are three jobs I would never do and have the utmost respect for, teachers, firefighters and the police. The individuals that decide to put others first for pay that’s next to nothing and in some cases put their lives on the line daily basis deserve respect and acknowledgment.
But that isn’t the case for the police officers who are clearly unfit to do what the job asks of them, which is to “protect and serve”. No where in that statement does it say “protect and serve only the individuals that I can relate to” or “protect and serve but with racial bias’ “.
America has had a big ass problem on its hands since before the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a problem that many don’t see as a problem and that’s institutionalized and systematic racism. The allowance by the United States government for groups of people to be profiled, brutalized and bullied by a system that’s supposed to be color blind, the system is broken. The infrastructure behind this system is flawed to say the least, and it needs changing from the top down.
If you don’t see a problem with white supremacy/privilege you’re probably part of the problem and the reason why things are they way they are. Equality and justice for all shouldn’t offend you, hearing people of color (as well as non-poc’s) chant “black lives matter” shouldn’t insight anger in your heart and if it does you need to take a look deep down inside and figure out why ensuring that your fellow man is treated with the same dignity, and respect bothers you so much. Or you may know that you’re a racist and you don’t want your natural god given rights of “superiority” as a white person taken from you. Not sure what that shit can buy you at the grocery store but hey do you boo, continue to not make sense and look ridiculous in a world full of people who don’t look like you or think like you.
Racism is an institution that the world doesn’t need anymore (never needed in the first place), if you don’t believe me ask Alton Sterling or Philando Castile oh wait you can’t…
If WE don’t come together and find a way abolish racism in all of its forms this supposed “land of the free, and home of the brave” will implode, it’s not an impossible feat, it can be done WE ALL HAVE TO WANT IT! WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT IT!