Let me first offer my continued prayers to the family of Heather Heyer. Her life was cut short by an act of hate and violence toward everyone of us.HeatherGray wrote:Despite Heather Heyer, they know they are safer protesting than people of color. The Colorado Springs cops were downright friendly when we were protesting downtown. I'm not sure they would have been had the demographics of the groups not been primarily white and apparently middle-class.Sugar Magnolia wrote:Theories about why the crowds are so white?
If we are to consider ourselves "Americans", then all of us need to speak up, speak out and raise up against those who feel it is their right to determine who is an American. Those bad hombres on the alt-right don't get to determine who I am.
I AM A MAN!! I AM AN AMERICAN!!!
Unfortunately, Blacks, Negroes, colored, African Americans and all Americans of color have been fighting on the streets, in court, in business and in the federal government before my time and hereafter. We are not seeing Hispanics unless 45 is talking about the wall. We are not seeing Muslims until we talk about immigration. When he tries to "grab 'em by the pu$$y, " we see women.
Being right and being seen fighting for freedom is not a function of color. It is all of us - red, brown, yellow, black and white that must fight for it. While I don't control the optics of what is seen, shown on TV or presented as a counter-protester, I do control my thoughts on resistance, and that is to say NO! NO! NO! REFUSE FASCISM!!