"I want to make civil rights harder. Harder to celebrate as a natural progression of American values. Harder to cast as a satisfying morality tale. Most of all, harder to simplify, appropriate, and contain."
Playwright August Wilson (1945 - 2005) won a Tony, two Pulitzers and seven New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. His greatest contribution to American culture: his defining 10-play cycle, one for each decade of the past century.
Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!
Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg
Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman? No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?
(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)
There is no White History Month because whites hold all the power. There is no Straight Pride because heterosexuals hold all the power. There is no Men’s Rights Movement because men hold all the power.
If you are not being oppressed, your cause does not require awareness. You already have everything in your favor. Quit whining and recognize your privilege.