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I just briefly understood time, and my body couldn’t function for like 3 seconds. Shit.
WAIT DID HE PUSH HIM OR DID HE JUMP?
YOU CLEVER MOTHER FUCKERS.
Why does it have to be about a specific people getting killed? Isn’t it enough that any human is shot for no reason? If you make it all about one race, you instantly alienate and distance everyone else from the cause. It becomes a niche, an incredibly esoteric battle, hard to relate to, because everyone else is convinced they’re not fighting it too.
I’m white, granted. I acknowledge the white privilege I inherently possess, and I’m not naive enough to think that me being gay allows me to have a louder voice among the crowd. But when we choose to make a tragedy exclusive to a culture, when we reduce significant death and a significant movement to the dreams of a minority, instead of dreams we can all attest to yearning towards, we make it about differences instead of about what’s beyond the skin.
Every news station defines the victim as “an unarmed black boy”, maybe with his name attached, maybe not. I understand that racism still stands strong in America. I am aware that minorities face excessive persecution, purely for their families, their culture, their color. I know that we are a long way from unity, but the only way to work towards celebrating differences, instead of demonizing them, is to stop treating differences like they’re unique to a certain people, and realize that they’re unique to all peoples.
An unarmed human being was gunned down by police on August 9th, 2014. That should be enough for rallies. That should be enough for protest and unrest. Everyone is worthy of justice.
(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)