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Thu May 28, 2020, 06:54 PM

 

Brooke Baldwin tears up about George Floyd: I'm so angry

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Bigotry is our Ultimate Conundrum: Can people live harmoniously with each other, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality, or country of origin? It's won't be transitory or transactional matters which decide our fate. Political party, economic theory, ideological orientation, or the current occupant of the White House? Jack Squat! It is our response to the aforementioned ultimate conundrum, The Answer to our DEFINING Question as Americans, that will ultimately determine whether or not this Grand Experiment, in the final determination, succeeds or fails!

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Reply Brooke Baldwin tears up about George Floyd: I'm so angry (Original post)
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handmade34 May 2020 #1
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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:04 PM

1. I am angry

I cry repeatedly as well... I am angry



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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:06 PM

2. wow

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:06 PM

3. Thank you

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:11 PM

4. :

😢

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:31 PM

5. It wasn't just that another black man was killed by a white cop but the way he tortured

him to death by taking his air away for 10 minutes!!! And then the other cop just standing there looking out into the air as if not a fucking thing was happening

I am so sick of my own race right now.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:08 PM

6. I have been so angry and sad that I have been crying

off and on since yesterday too.

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:26 AM

7. I've been crying since Tuesday

I'm also very angry and I alternate between tears and anger.
To make matters worse, ten minutes ago I watched a video of Minneapolis PD pepper spray peaceful protestors from their vehicle as they drove by!

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Response to Jeorge IX (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:57 AM

8. It's beyond horrible

When I was a kid i thought that when my generation grew up, racism would end. It isn't that I approve of the rioting or violence, but the murders just don't end. I think this sort of violence only scares some white racists into doubling down on their racism and helps police feel more threatened and leads to more violence, but hell, peaceful protests and vigils haven't done any good either, have they?

I wish I had done more in my white privileged life, I do, but I don't even know what else I could have done. I've never allowed anyone to say racist things without vehement arguments, I've gone to protests and vigils and written letters to editors and worked to elect people who are not virulent racists like Donald Trump. But none of it helps. I'm with Brooke Baldwin. I feel helpless, and I'm grieving, and on top of everything else this damned virus is killing people of color more than white people.

It's just all too terrible.

America is a country that was founded on an original sin of slavery and racist genocide. Perhaps we deserve to pay for that, but it looks like the wrong people just keep paying.

If anyone has any ideas of what else we can do, please tell me.

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