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OrlandoDem2

(2,104 posts)
Sat May 30, 2020, 09:36 PM May 2020

You wanna scare the crap out of white America? March peacefully thru rich, white neighborhoods

Disclaimer: I am a white American.

White Americans often sit in their living rooms and watch these protests take place in inner cities, downtowns, and other areas of cities that aren’t predominantly upper middle class, wealthy, or white.

Point being, it’s time to really shake white Americans to their core. Take these protests peacefully thru lily white neighborhoods like The Hampton’s, 5th Avenue in Naples, Fl, or other areas where rich whites watch comfortably knowing they’ll go to sleep safely tonight. The police won’t launch tear gas into the neighborhoods of the wealthy.

That is the only way, in my opinion, to get the point across that Black Lives Matter, police brutality must end, and white people cannot indiscriminately kill African Americans.

This isn’t a call for violence. This isn’t to say all white people are racist or all police are bad. It’s a call to wake up to the fact that my white privilege is that I can go for a jog and no one will think I’m committing a crime. It’s my white privilege that if I go to the store, clerks won’t follow me around or think I’m passing a counterfeit bill. To borrow from a meme, even a lot of white people are sick of the racism of other white people!

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You wanna scare the crap out of white America? March peacefully thru rich, white neighborhoods (Original Post) OrlandoDem2 May 2020 OP
Don't think it would get that far. LenaBaby61 May 2020 #1
You are right but it is time to push the envelope. OrlandoDem2 May 2020 #2
That would scare the crap out of black America, too - because that would surely get a whole lot of StarfishSaver May 2020 #3
Can't really argue with that. OrlandoDem2 May 2020 #4
The Irish did that during the Draft Riots in NYC pecosbob May 2020 #5
 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
3. That would scare the crap out of black America, too - because that would surely get a whole lot of
Sat May 30, 2020, 09:48 PM
May 2020

black folk shot on the spot...

But it would certainly put a lie to the argument that "you need to protest peacefully if you want us to support your cause."

pecosbob

(7,654 posts)
5. The Irish did that during the Draft Riots in NYC
Sat May 30, 2020, 10:06 PM
May 2020

but they, like people today, for the most part only vaguely realized their real enemy lived uptown...they lynched a lot of people of color during those riots before they headed north to burn the mansions.

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