Maybe been covered already, but really I think these riots are about much more than a person being shot by the cops. This incident is just a catalyst of a fire that has been burning for centuries. We have a group of people who have been systematically marginalized and repressed, and they are sick of it. They are fed up with it, they are tired of it, and they are voicing that feeling. I don't think many american PEOPLE are racist, but there is no doubt about it that our system is a racist system. Our country's very core is ROOTED in racism, and tho we have taken many steps, we are FAR from any type of equal playing field.
What's happening on the streets over there is just WAY deeper than someone getting shot. Yea, maybe the media has an agenda, maybe people have their personal agendas to make noise about it, but none of that changes the fact that there are GLARING differences in the statistics between particular races in this country. That includes quality of life, quality of education, economic opportunity, crime and violence, etc etc. Our system is feeding off of particular communities much much heavier than others, and it is completely ruining lives and pushing people to the edge.
Personally, I would love for their voice to finally be heard, if unrest and unruliness is the only way to get that point across, well maybe its for the best. I guess we'll see
**I think the fact that we as a nation seem to be divided over this whole story is stupid. We should always be for the people, always, and if the people are getting ****ed over, then we need to be for them. Because its only gonna be so long before they're not the only ones getting ****ed over, and you can see it slowly right now even. Before our system used to almost exclusively feed off of one demographic, but we can slowly see it feeding off of middle class america too (albeit, in different ways), and the more they can somehow make us feel like we need to fight the other half of the country, we just all gonna be swallowed up before we even know it.
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