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April 13, 2018

White privilege

Filed under: Bigotry, Facts, Harm, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 08:36

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

5 Comments »

  1. There was a video on FB (seemed to be taken by a bystander although it may have been done for “political” purposes) that showed a white guy open-carrying a rifle (AR-15?) down the street. Apparently, cops were called, but all they did was ask him for ID and essentially, sent him on his way.

    Then a black guy did the same thing. Just walking down the street. Cop pulled up, got out of car with his gun drawn, and shouted … “Down on the ground! Down on the ground!” The guy dropped to the ground … the cop still at the car pointing a gun at him. After a minute or so, another cop car pulled up and with the cop still holding the gun on the black guy, the other cop went over to him, pulled his hands behind his back, and made him stand up. First cop went and took his gun.

    The bias in this nation just makes me sick!

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    Comment by Nan — April 13, 2018 @ 12:34

    • Hello Nan. I agree. It makes me so angry. I remember watching a year ago or so the video of a black man on the ground while the cops shouted orders at him. He was not the one with the gun, he was trying to help a mentally disabled person, the man was begging the officers not to shoot and obeying. They shot him anyway. Then on the same feed they showed a angry irate white guy pacing around and threatening police shooting abou this rights. They talked him down and did not shoot him. I know that Xena posts a lot of these stories so they don’t get forgotten. I hope to live long enough to see the change we need. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — April 13, 2018 @ 12:41

    • If you see the video again , send it to me and I will post it. I do not have facebook. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — April 13, 2018 @ 12:43

  2. I remember seeing this on the news..disgusting

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    Comment by maryplumbago — April 13, 2018 @ 14:08

    • I think people are waking up. I woke up years ago when I developed friends of different ethnic backgrounds and skin colors and realized how differently / better I got treated some places than they did. It really ate at me, and now I get to speak out about it. I hope we can stop the stupid bigotry in our lifetime or as soon as possible. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — April 13, 2018 @ 14:11


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