I have seen a video of a black woman pleading with 2 white female protesters to stop tagging a Starbucks with “blm”. The 2 women basically tell her to shut up.
The black woman tries to explain that all that will happen is blacks will be blamed for the vandalism.
I do not have a chip on my shoulder, as a minority in my own home country or in the one I currently live in. I’ve lived a life fairly free of racism directed at me. But I am absolutely siding with the US black community on this one. I’m sick of hearing from so many white Americans that fall back on “all live’s matter” in response to the BLM protests. Yes they all matter but thats not whats fucken going on here. You can absolutely fight for equality without downgrading non black live ffs. So hold your tongue Karen.
I’ve been following this since the shooting of the Armaud Arbery, who was simply out jogging, came to light publicly, months after it happened. The kid goes for a jog. Casually looks around a building site of a new house, without stealing anything (which a white couple also did the same week without issue) sets back out on his quarantine exercise and is then accosted by a father and son and quizzed about entering the building site. He takes issue and then they shoot and kill him. They were not charged with any crime until a film of the shooting was made public. 2 fucking months later.
And then this, George Floyd, a security guard accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Which allegedly has turned out to be not the counterfeit at all....but he endured 9min of a full grown mans weight via his knee on Floyd’s neck. And then, as it was revealed yesterday 2 other officers were also kneeling on him. 9 mins of torture. Pleading for help and that he could not breath. Bystanders pleading to let him up. Floyd loses consciousness and later died. For the record the official word from the police is that Floyd had preexisting poor health and is was a major contributor to his death. That officer has since been charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter(odd to me that it be both but I don’t claim to understand criminal law). He was also a proud racist.
The day after this occurred, or at least after the story broke, an adventure capitalist, Tom Austin of Minnesota, accused 4 black men of trespassing in the corporate gym of his office building. He threatens to call the police and eventually call the building management after demanding the men prove they were tenants. That had been tenants with an office in the building for 18 months.
Christian Cooper, Harvard alumni, avid birdwatcher and black man was in a specific birdwatching area of Central Park NY when Amy Cooper(no relation) wandered into the area with her off leash dog. The area requires all dog be on a leash. Christian politely asks Amy to leash her dog. She becomes hysterical claims he is threatening her and then call 911 claiming Christian is “an African American Man“ threatening her and her dogs life(yes she mentioned the dog was threatened as well). Thankfully Christian caught the ridiculously over top Amy on film.
Both Amy and Tom eventually suffered for their racism. Amy was fried from her job and Tom was evicted from his building. But how many of these “Karen’s” are using their positions of privilege to victimise African Americans and aren’t caught or filmed?? I’m not dumb enough to lump all white Americans in as racist. And there are a fuck load of racist black Americans. But you can’t act like there isn’t a racism problem there in the US anymore.