#BlackLivesMatter anyone else seeing this as racist?

We have all seen the tag, the protests, the violence, the anger, but has anyone seen the racism?

When I initially raised the question, I was called a racist.

Why?

Well, I suppose it is based in the realm of “it’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand”.

 

Since I am a human, I understand that ALL LIVES matter. It is not about black lives, it is about lives in general.

Race doesn’t matter. They tell us time and time again about the inequality of their particular race (or gender for that matter). For those of us that do not see race as an issue, because we have moved on, or those that make efforts at being color blind see this as garbage.

So we are supposed to believe that black lives matter more than any others? That is racist by the way that I was taught.

We know that racism is only tolerable if it is done by a minority. (see also American Latino Media Arts Awards, Miss Black USA)

After you refresh yourself on the definition… that do you think? Is #BlackLivesMatter racist? Should it be simply #LivesMatter?

rac·ism
ˈrāˌsizəm/
noun
  1. the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    1. prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
      “a program to combat racism”
      synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia,chauvinism, bigotry, casteism

      “Aborigines are the main victims of racism in Australia”

       

Ferguson, yes I have views too

So the world has been watching to see where this went.

Before I begin, I was not there, nor was I in the grand jury, so I know only what the public knows.

I am in a different camp than Wil Wheaton, and others. I am probably in the minority of Anonymous, as the vocal side is stomping their feet that this was such a travesty.

I do not know what factors told the officer that deadly force was the best reaction.  Perhaps he SHOULD have used a non-lethal.

Am I racist? no, will I be called racist, could be.

We knew that the chance was high that there was going to be trouble either way tonight.  How many riots or destruction has occurred after winning a pro ball game or hockey game? People get overly excited and lose their common sense.

The bottom line is that the grand jury did not see enough to compel ANY of them to put forth charges. Not ONE!

We know from the strong arm robbery shortly before his death, that he was not in his right mind. He may have been kind and gentle normally, but not that day.

Sorry, this was blown way out of proportion, and most of us knew it in August. So much money and time spent. I will not call it it a waste, because our society seemed to feel the need for it to be intense. So be it.

We also knew in August that the masses were no going to accept the outcome.

Now it will go to a civil case where you don’t really have to prove a case. At least not anywhere near as conclusively.

God help those who have been directly impacted; family, friends, the community, even the police…

To those protesting: Please do not rip up your communities…

Why must someone be prosecuted?

We see too much gun violence thanks to the media’s drive for these stories…

They make good ratings, what will they do when people stop getting shot? Oh wait, people will always be shot or killed in some fashion since people are unable to respect the rights of others.

Before I start, I am sorry that a young woman lost her life, and the hell her family and friends are suffering…

We have another case where the community wants the white guy prosecuted for the death of a non-white.

 

  • Why was the 19 year old out and about at 3:40am?
  • Was this girl one of the only teens without a cell phone?
  • can a citizen racially profile, or is that just a legal term that deals with law enforcement/security/TSA?
  • Common sense tells us that we do not approach houses in the middle of the night (especially in rougher areas).
  • What was her blood alcohol content?

The shooter says that he did not see her face and if that is true… then it is hard for it to be racially motivated.

There were claims that she was shot while leaving the porch, which is false per the police statement.

 

So where does that leave us, other than having a dead woman?

Was the homeowner within his rights? We don’t know, as it is too soon to tell.

Was she pounding on his door, giving him the belief that she was trying to break the door down? At that time of the night, a sleeping person could think so. Since he lived alone, he wasn’t expecting anyone.

Should he be charged? Again, it is too soon to tell. With what little I have in front of me, I am inclined to say no.

I do not see anything compelling me to believe that a crime has been committed. I also do not know if this is a rough area or not as I have not been there. Perhaps one of our readers can shed some light on this for us.

 

Was it helpful for Romney?

I was unable to locate the resource that was given to me, so at this time I am retracting the post.

If I can find the link, I will look at re-posting.

I apologize to the Romney campaign and it’s supporters.

How is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Racist?

Thank you FakingShock for this tip.

http://portlandtribune.com/pt-rss/9-news/114604-schools-beat-the-drum-for-equity

While Verenice Gutierrez was beating the racist drum, she almost made it to our Shitlist. She may end up there still, that depends on how this post turns out and how much I stew over it.

The assertion is that simple words or phrases like “peanut butter and jelly sandwich” can be racist as some cultures don’t eat them.  Hmmm fucktard! That is not race, it is societal or cultural. There is plenty in the original article to find annoying but playing the race card over a PBJ… really? Kiss my ever-lovin’ white ass. Just because some regions eat pita bread, and others use tortillas, what does it matter? If I mention rice, am I slighting the Asian community?

Since they are looking to expose racism, lets talk about the program in her own school.

“Chuck Barber, who also offers boys’ drum corps at Vernon and Faubion schools in Northeast Portland, approached Gutierrez last year to start up a lunch-time drum class for black and Latino boys once a week.”

Wow, so there is a program for black and latino boys, and they don’t see the racism?

Nobody is seeing a Title IX issue?

Why is it okay to exclude the girls, or the other races? It isn’t.

The drumming program needs to be open to ALL, it is in a public school, Why will we tolerate racism in our schools? This is being done by a woman who is a certified “Coaching for Educational Equity” coach. Seems like she would see the problem. I think she is either blinded by her upbringing as a child of Mexican immigrants, or is perhaps racist herself. Maybe she is La Raza and find some entitlement there.

For those in the Portland Oregon area, raise hell. Let the Portland Public School District know that you do not support racism, and that they shouldn’t either.

Okay, Rev Jackson has made another stoooopid statement.

Adidas had plans to made a midtop shoe called JS Roundhouse Mids.
There were going to be “so hot you will lock your kicks to your ankles.”

The shoes had jail house orange (rubber) chains and shackles.

“The attempt to commercialize and make popular more than 200 years of human degradation, where blacks were considered three-fifths human by our Constitution is offensive, appalling and insensitive. Removing the chains from our ankles and placing them on our shoes is no progress. … These slave shoes are odious and we as a people should be called to resent and resist them.”

Is the good reverend trying to assert that sneakers are for black’s only?

Has he become so overly sensitized that he sees oppression and racism in everything around him?

Should Affirmative Action for state university enrollment be continued?

This is more than should it have been used in the first place (kind of like the war in Iraq, we are already there (yes, I am aware we have withdrawn now)).

This is whether or not we should keep affirmative action in schools. (Employment may be a question later)