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qwlauren35

(6,155 posts)
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:09 PM Jul 2020

Are you surprised? [View all]

It has been a month, almost to the day, since George Floyd was killed. Many white people, tired of being cooped up, and more in tune with the news, took it upon themselves to protest his death, and allow themselves to be "schooled" about the numerous incidents of white violence against unarmed blacks, men, women and children, over the past 8 years, especially by police officers. All of a sudden Colin Kaepernick taking a knee makes a little more sense.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52905408


https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2020/know-their-names/index.html


HOWEVER, the police brutality continues, the racism continues. White people are just more aware of it.

Not so many white people joined the protests over: Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio, Walter Scott in South Carolina, Philando Castle in Minnesota, Trayvon Martin in Florida, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. In many cases, the fact that SOME of these people were being arrested was used to justify their killings. Black people protested. THOUSANDS of black people protested. A lot of white people thought we were over-reacting.

But now that we have videos of what happens, and it's getting posted, it's a little more obvious. So I ask you. Are you surprised that there is so much racism in the US?


13 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
I am white and I had no idea that so many white people, men and women, are overtly racist. I did not know that police brutality was so bad.
1 (8%)
I am white and I always knew that many white people, men and women, are overtly racist and I knew that police brutality was so bad.
12 (92%)
I am a person of color and I had no idea that so many white people, men and women, are overtly racist. I did not know that police brutality was so bad.
0 (0%)
I am person of color and I always knew that many white people, men and women, are overtly racist and I knew that police brutality was so bad.
0 (0%)
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