Monday, November 23, 2015

EYE understand the fear #AYearWithoutTamir #JordanDavis #EricGarner #MikeBrown #JFK

EYE was in the second grade on 11.22.1963 when the principal announced over the intercom President Kennedy had been shot. I didn't find out he died until I got home. The days that followed were very sad, I remember feeling sorry for Carolyn, John John, and Jackie Kennedy. I also remember being  afraid for the leaders who tried to help African Americans. Sure enough, then came the assassinations of Martin Luther King,Jr, and Robert Kennedy

My ancestors lived through 400 years of torture/slavery, my generation lived through domestic terrorism/Jim Crow, my children are living through Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Jordan Russell Davis,Renisha McBride and other victims of senseless violence.

First Donald Trump came for the Muslims
The GOP is at a crossroads that will define its party for years. They can nominate Trump, a man who has demonized American minority groups, or choose someone who truly embraces American values. But if Trump is the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, they will have made it clear to America that the Grand Old Party is no longer the party of Lincoln, but the party of hate.
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~Chip :) said...

Trump today:

Black Lives Matter?

“To me, all lives matter. All lives matter… I think that term is hurting them, not helping them.”

For him to say this means that he has completely misunderstood the point. *If* all lives mattered, we would not be seeing the repeated murders of people of color, with so little outrage from the white community.

The reason that the meme must specify that "BLACK lives matter" is precisely because the reaction of the nation at large is that they matter less than all other (white) lives.

The proof of this is the low levels of prosecution for police who mistreat, abuse, neglect and murder persons of color.

Once again, Trump display his ignorant, bellicose narcissism.

Redeye said...