so some people on tmblr posting this, and I think it’s stupid, let’s tear this 5 point article down
1, This distracts from the message
it does distract, your movement looks very bad and barbaric if you need to destroy public property to get your message across, of course people are going to call you savage and make the stereotypes much much worse when you do
2.Destroying ‘your own neighborhood’ won’t help.
of course it won’t, that much is obvious.
“We don’t have ghettos. Ghettos have us. Prisons have us. Sports teams own us. Record labels own us. We don’t have shit.”
um what, while people live in ghettos too, white people plays sports too,record labels own white singers too. lol black people don’t own shit, bullshit, Opera is the richest women in America, Barack Obama is president of the United States, and we have dozens upon Dozens of Talented black people who are movie stars and professional athletes, and you have the gall to say black people don’t own shit, bullshit.
That video you posted doesn’t justify anything, how does burning a quicktrip have anything to do with cops and a dead black person?absolutely nothing. two wrongs don’t make a right
I don’t know where this guy learned his values, but they’re not American
values. There may been an injustice done in that community, maybe not.
The investigation is barely started let alone over. But these people
have already reached a judgement and inflicted punishment (on the wrong
people) already. One thing we can be completely certain of, none of the
businesses that were robbed or destroyed in that neighborhood had
anything whatsoever to do with the police killing of that young man.
Americans have the RIGHT to peaceful protest. If it’s a good cause,
I’ll march and protest right alongside them. When it turns to looting,
burning and destruction it’s no longer a protest, it’s anarchy! I think
anarchists should be shot down right in the streets, every one of them…
If they resent being stereotyped as overly emotional, uncontrollable sub-humans, then why do they play out the stereotype?
but what do I know, I’m probably a big fat massive fucking racist, I’m sure the best way to represent this dead kid is to steal and burn down your neighborhood, I’m pretty sure that’s the right thing to do for sure.
3.Looters and vandals are criminals
they are, stealing and destruction of public property are against the law.
Robbery is not a response to being attacked by police. This was not
about anger. This was all about criminal opportunity. It was a chance
for people to vent their superfluous outrage, destroy property and steal
whatever they could get their hands on. Here’s an idea, how about you stop using this shooting to proclaim how
oppressed African Americans are? Violent protests and civil unrest are
only harming this community more. These morons are doing no one any
favors by acting like hooligans.
4.Black community leaders oppose violence.
nice cherry picking there, but heres “Riots grow of intolerable conditions.” quote in full
“Riots grow of intolerable conditions. Violent revolts are
generated by revolting conditions and there is nothing more dangerous
than to build a society with a large segment of people who feel they
have no stake in it, who feel they have nothing to lose. To the young
victims of the slums, this society has so limited the alternatives of
his life that the expression of his manhood is reduced to the ability to
defend himself physically. No wonder it appears logical to him to strike out, resorting to violence against oppression. That is the only way he thinks he gets recognition.”
You see Martin Luther King Jr.
wasn’t condoning violent riots, he was explaining the ignorant rationale
behind them and condemning them. He continues:
“After the riot in Chicago that summer, I was greatly
discouraged. But we had trained a group of about two thousand
disciplined devotees of nonviolence who were willing to take blows
without retaliating. We started out engaging in constitutional
privileges, marching before real estate offices in all-white
communities. And that nonviolent, disciplined, determined force created
such a crisis in the city of Chicago that the city had to do something
to change conditions. We didn’t have any Molotov cocktails, we didn’t
have any bricks, we didn’t have any guns, we just had the power of our
bodies and our souls. There was power there, and it was demonstrated
“We have to see that riots grow out of intolerable conditions
existing in all our cities, and also out of centuries of neglect. The
tragedy is that the riots aren’t going to solve the problems. … They
only intensify the fears of the white community while, in many cases,
relieving its guilt.”
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
So Martin Luther King Jr. never encourages rioting, but understands why it happens
5.Reform the justice system, don’t riot.
I see all this protest whenever a WHITE COP shoots a BLACK person, but never when it’s a BLACK shooting a BLACK, why is that? 91% of Blacks are killed by other blacks, but the black lives matter movement only seems to pop up if it just so happens to be a white cop
now, ill copy paste some statistic from red blooded American page
While it is true that most crime is interracial no matter what your
race, black on black crime is higher in overall total because of
population number. For example, black on black homicide in 2008 was 91%
compared to 84% of white on white. That also says a lot considering
blacks are 6 times as likely to be homicide victims than whites and 7
times more likely to commit homicide than whites. [Source 1, Source 2] That’s not even discussing the disproportional rates of interracial crime, which is shockingly one-sided.
As far as police on black shootings are concerned, there may be a reason for that high percentage, such as the troubling statistical propensity for blacks to commit more violent crimes per capita than whites. But an epidemic? Hardly. According to the best data compiled by the FBI,
there were only 461 justifiable homicides by police in 2013. For
argument sake, let’s say that all of them were black individuals. That
year there was an estimated 45 million blacks in the United States.
That still only makes the odds of a black death by police officer
0.00001%. It also makes the odds of wrongfully black shooting even lower.
So, what’s worse? The roughly 91% black on black homicides of 6,261 total victims…or the less than a fraction of blacks killed by police officers?