I don't often speak for the entire race of black people. But I'm going to make an exception today. I'm going to speak for the 99%
|WOOLWORTH'S LUNCH COUNTER SIT-IN|
A couple of white protesters out front
|Practicing For A Peaceful Sit-In|
Dear White People,
This kind of peaceful protest isn't coming again. You can forget that. Drop this entitlement on the ground and leave it. Drop it like it's hot. Drop it right now.
THE 2015 VERSION OF A PEACEFUL PROTEST
If the white people calling for a peaceful protest want a peaceful protest, then those white people need to get up and get out there in the protest, and in large numbers. You white callers for peace represent nearly 3/4 of the population. So you better be 3/4 of the protest if you want to part your lips about a peaceful one.
|BALTIMORE FREDDIE GRAY PROTEST|
The 20th century photos that we've all seen of buses burning and drinks being poured on heads show us this, clearly. In the 21st century, things aren't so different. A grown white man in a police uniform will claim that he was "scared" because a five year old threw a pebble, or he "thought he saw a gun," or a couple of teenage boys run up, open handed and arms out, to stop him from pounding on a 14 year old girl.
If the 2015 protest crowd is going to be peaceful, it's going to have to be at least ...oh say...um....50% white as opposed to .05% white ala the 1960s. It is this that will make predominantly white police departments, across the nation, de-thuggerize their eyesight, which will in turn make them less likely to become violent.
The pictures below are what civil rights protests need to look like a lot more often. And if you can't walk and protest the abuses you see, then write. And if you not a writer, then talk -- tell racist Uncle Joe to shut his pie-hole on the racism at the Christmas dinner table in front of everybody. Do SOMETHING.
Because this time? The "peaceful" is on you.