Again, all I ask is that you read it. Maybe it will sink in, maybe not, but these posts won’t stop any time soon.
Copied from a friend. A wonderfully written explanation and summary about our country’s history…
400 years ago Black people were kidnapped and white people forcibly brought them here to enslave them. And sold them. And treated them as less than human. For 250 years. While white men formed the country and created its laws and its systems of government. While 10-15 generations of white families got to grow and flourish and make choices that could make their lives better. And then 150 years ago white people "freed" black people from slavery. But then angry white people created laws that made it impossible for them to vote. Or to own land. Or to have the same rights as white people. And even erected monuments glorifying people who actively had fought to keep them enslaved. They also lynched thousands of black men and women and were rarely if ever prosecuted/convicted for it even when whole towns witnessed the lynchings. All while another 5, 10 generations of white families got to grow and accumulate wealth and gain land and get an education.
And then 60 years ago we made it "legal" for black people to vote, and to be "free" from discrimination. But angry white people still fought to keep schools segregated. And closed off neighborhoods to white people only. And made it harder for black people to get bank loans, or get quality education or health care, or to (gasp) marry a white person. And found ways to write and enforce laws that would punish black people more harshly than white people for essentially the same crimes. All while another 2-3 generations of white families got to grow and pass their wealth down to their children and their children's children.
And then we entered an age where we had the technology to make PUBLIC the things that were already happening in private-- the beatings, the stop and frisk laws, the unequal distribution of justice, the police brutality (police began in America as slave patrols designed to catch runaway slaves).
And only now, after 400+ years and 20+ generations of a white head start, are we STARTING to truly have a dialog about what it means to be black in America.
White privilege doesn't mean you haven't suffered or fought or worked hard. It doesn't mean white people are responsible for the sins of their ancestors. It doesn’t mean you can’t be proud of who you are.
It DOES mean that we need to acknowledge that the system our ancestors created is built FOR white people.
It DOES mean that we aren't disadvantaged because of the color of our skin and it DOES mean that we owe it to our neighbors-- of all colors-- to acknowledge that and work to make our world more equitable🖤
BLACK LIVES MATTER🙏🖤🙏 (Copied and pasted, please do the same)
Found this out earlier! FULL info on assaulters and negligent cops: This includes the named and badge numbers of the negligent officers !! Someone posted this. I hope it doesn't get lost in all the comments ** Ian James Cherco (white hat) ** ** Jerry Cox (fat shirtless tattoos) ** ** Sean Purdy (red shirt) ** They all three work at Matthew Masonry and Restoration LLC. The business phone number is 317-892-0311. Most of them have taken down their FB pages but it’s much too late for them. ** Pass it on!! Everyone keep copy and pasting this so they can get what they deserve!! Scumbags. The mailbox is full but they open at 8am tomorrow morning. *Negligent Officers: Kurt Kinser (K2704) Tim Beaver (B9371) File complaints with local, state and INTERNAL AFFAIRS most importantly. ***** COPY AND PASTE SO THIS DOESN’T GET LOST IN THE COMMENTS *****
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