I issue a challenge to my followers. Reply back with your thoughts on this.
I’ll give you some limiters.
- Don’t source my blog.
- Don’t source any tumblr blogs.
- Source college-level material and essays when talking about the word “racism” and “racist”.
- Look up “social studies” and sociology info.
- Source news sources, not social media, about the Ferguson case. Yes, it’s going to be difficult, but you know, they are some news reporters that does this thing called “unfiltered news reporting”.
- No conspiracy theories.
Lastly… just so the man/woman/third-gender (covering all my bases here) formerly known as “attempts at understanding” or “attempts to understand” knows…
… yes, as a human being, I have this outstanding level of pattern recognition…
… I wasn’t born yesterday. Just saying.
I love this response. In education we try to DRILL into the heads of students: CHECK. YOUR. SOURCES.
Sunbelt Revolution: The Historical Progression of the Civil Rights Movement in the Gulf South
Police Brutality: An Anthology
After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
Policing, Race, and Racism
Discrimination by Default: How Racism Becomes Routine
These are just a few. I will never say that I understand what any Person of Color goes through on a daily basis. I am a young white female and that makes me free from 90% of prejudice. However, I am disgusted in the world I live in. I am sickened by people who use the idea of reverse racism as a basis of argument.
Read. Check sources. I don’t know…Maybe open your eyes to the world around you. Look at the faces of honest people trying better their lives and are made to live in a state of fear. America pushes Democracy upon other countries and waves the indignant flag of “Look how free we are!”
America is not free. Civil Rights are impeded upon EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Good men, women, and innocent children are brutalized by those who should be there to protect them.
killed MURDERD by an institution created for protection.They could have been leaders. Who knows what someone is capable of contributing to society if you consistently put them down.