The following comments were written this morning regarding a blog posting about the windswept, if not canonizing demonstration in Oakland, CA. The author pointed out how the african american community deitifed the murderer of four white policers, and then took it upon himself to criticize why african americans possess a “us versus them” mentality when it comes to law enforcement.
I responded to his comments.
I found your most recent article both repeatingly similar to my own thoughts( along certain lines, for you see Slavery is never a debt one repays or seeks to “even things out”, but one wears as a reminder to the atrocities Man can abdicate from another), and feel there is this shingle of repetitiveness that echos through most inner city domiciles that White Officers care very little about “blacks” which is evident in their mistreatment, their standoffishness, and their heir-to-the-king attitude about Inner City youths( I’m a progeny of the South Bronx, I’ve seen my share of racial incidents involving college students/graduates at the hands of White( and only White) officers. But this experience has in no way prefaced me to become a stark voice against White Policers, but merely the mechanism in which hey work–the mechanism in which they are taught to view blacks.
I do not want to echo the harangue coming from Houston, TX, about the Pro Football Athlete “forced” by a white Officer( who is now suspended) to wait outside and settle a paltry ticket, while his step-mother died in her hospital room. Of course this is a matter of semantics, and of course this is an isolated incident. But where you have rage, you have reasons for rage; where you see Police malfeasance and brutality, you see reasons for demonstrations, and “don’t snitch propaganda.”
The death of these officers was very very unfortunate, and a failure cast on them by a system that allowed a repeat offended to skirt the system due to his “community situation or victimization”, but do not mistake All African Americans for agreeing with Oakland. Do not mistake all White Officers for being fair and right-handed. Do not mistake all circumstances involving race to be once sided or debatable.
And for a matter of recourse, Fox News is not a safehouse of resource I would go on quoting in the future.