#2: Can We Agree, Black Lives DO Matter?

In the wake of recent video released showing white supremacists on their way to a Black Lives Matter rally, the police brutality in Chicago, this Georgia  Sheriff claiming the county to be “Politically Incorrect” it is time to be very clear what side of this you stand on. Trump’s ongoing racist/fascist presentations. It feels like when people talk about the problems in the Middle East and say things like, “Well, if you’re a believer of Islam and you don’t condone the radical behavior we’re seeing with extremist violence than you better stand up and yell that this is not something you support.”

If you’re an American and you believe in equal rights, it’s time to stand up and say you do not condone the violence we’re seeing all over the country. No longer can you remain silent and think: “Of course I don’t agree with this racism, this violence, that’s not what I stand for,” you need to actually start saying it.

Free speech is a pillar of a free society, but when those in power are using this staple of freedom to scare, humiliate and intimidate a minority it is the duty of the masses to say enough is enough. You don’t hear women, or black men calling for better protection of the right to free speech. Check out my interview with Dr. Allen Poussaint this week, we talk about all of these issues. The context is king here and you should be aware of how scary it can be to go to school in an environment like this:

From Slate’s Timeline of Events on campus at University of Missouri:

Acts of oppression on campus and beyond have continued, including racist graffiti and fliers posted around campus, cotton balls spread in front of a black culture center (a reference to slaves picking cotton), and a newspaper column accusing black students of vandalism in Greek town and telling them to, “stay in their little worlds.” (Many instances took place in February, which is black history month.) In each case, officials have investigated and issued statements, but there has been little change. When Tim Wolfe was hired as the University of Missouri System President in 2012, he said he’d been dealt a “really really strong hand.” In reality, he was handed a broken system. In the end, his resolution to enact change came years too late. Here is a timeline of some of the events that led to the fall of the university president.

From Washington Post:

Excepts from a video released on an online chat forum, giving

This is SaigaMarine,” he said into a camera broadcasting live on the Internet. “This is Black Powder Ranger,” he added, pointing to the man in the passenger seat, dressed in camouflage and a keffiyeh hiding his face.

“We’re going to go see what these f—– dindus are up to,” he said, using Internet slang insulting toward African Americans.

The two men were on their way from the Minneapolis suburbs to the burgeoning Black Lives Matter protest near downtown — but not to join in the demonstration. Instead, they were agents provocateurs.

If their racially charged words didn’t already betray their intentions, their gun would.

“And yes,” SaigaMarine said, holding up a pistol for online viewers to see. “We are locked and loaded.”

The brash and bigoted video, which streamed online sometime last week, might have faded like so many before it into Internet obscurity.

Instead, it became infamous.

On Monday night, three white men in masks opened fire on a group of predominantly African American protesters, injuring five, according to Minneapolis police.


In Missouri, two men were arrested after posting anonymous threats to university protesters on the anonymous messaging app called Yik Yak. Black students, particularly Black Lives Matter protesters, also have been threatened at Howard, Bowie State and Western Washington universities.

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