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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 08:44 PM

When does it stop? When do white people actually join their suffering fellow citizens?

My heart is a mess of angst and frustration. My last post about police brutality got barely a nod from people in this forum. Is anyone listening? Can we rise to the occasion and SERIOUSLY start working hand-in-hand with the citizens whose ancestors PHYSICALLY BUILT this country — without compensation?

Their Siblings Were Killed By Police. Now They’re United In The Fight For Justice.

The families of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson were drawn together by tragedies that have become all too familiar in the United States.

By Hayley Miller
10/29/2019

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5db855bae4b036b6a16755f0

NEW YORK ― On a mild fall evening, two strangers bound together by unimaginable tragedy at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve met for the first time in Manhattan.

Ashley Carr and Alissa Charles-Findley never wanted the spotlight. But their families were thrust into it when Texas police officers, in separate incidents roughly a year apart, opened fire on their siblings in their own homes.

In the days and weeks that followed, each woman, like so many other members of Black families who have been victimized by systemic police brutality, would join the frontlines of a national movement they had once supported from a distance.

Hours after their first meeting, Carr and Charles-Findley stood beside each other in Foley Square as keynote speakers at a National Day of Outrage protest against police violence, led by Until Freedom, a social justice organization. It was Carr’s first rally, but the words flowed easily.

“This is something that could happen to anybody,” she told the crowd. “When does this stop? When are we able to just live, to be productive citizens like we were told to be?”

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Reply When does it stop? When do white people actually join their suffering fellow citizens? (Original post)
DemocracyMouse Oct 2019 OP
virgogal Oct 2019 #1
DemocracyMouse Oct 2019 #2
wasupaloopa Oct 2019 #3
DemocracyMouse Oct 2019 #4
wasupaloopa Oct 2019 #6
DemocracyMouse Oct 2019 #7
DemocracyMouse Oct 2019 #5

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 08:51 PM

1. The article is about

 

police and has nothing to do with white people ....the header was misleading....at least it was to me.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 09:14 PM

2. I'm concerned about White members of DU caring about the article

It's a meta thing

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:17 PM

3. Why do we have to prove to you that we care?!!!!!!!!!!

 

If you don’t know that it is useless to talk about it. If possible read the threads posted when Ferguson was in the news.

I think there are threads started to give the OP author personal gratification.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:44 PM

4. Isn't there proof enough that ALL white Americans have not done enough to control its police culture

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:48 PM

6. I can't post what I am thinking because I would get a hide.

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 11:40 PM

7. Why social movements (and White participation) matter:

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:47 PM

5. There's a lot of smugness on the Left. But the cruelty towards Blacks keeps happening

I look at the faces of African Americans and I see such a deep, deep sadness.

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