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8. It made the National News right?
Sun Nov 15, 2015, 09:11 AM
Nov 2015

Good, bad, indifferent America has engaged in alienating behavior. We are alienated. Our black youth - are extremely alienated.

When alienated - this is what you get.

I'm using the word 'alienate' because I've seen it used by white posters at DU the past few days to describe how these actions and words make them feel on a personal level. There have been these outpouring of emotions posts that I don't understand. I'm trying to though.

They are shocked at the words, the signs, the actions - we had a DUer try to get a SOP lock on an op in the AfAm group this past week because someone posted a comedian's video where she uses laughter and humor to show how it " feels" when non blacks speak over blacks to explain to us why/what we should be feeling. The video thread is still on the main page. In the thread you can see where I posted the Alert to Group Hosts Content.

Our very language and laughter at the nightmare the country is for us is now an affront to America.

That's an alienating concept

And I agree on destruction in black neighborhoods - but BLM pre dates Ferguson - it started with a teenager named Trayvon.

This isn't going away any time soon.

So how can get non black Americans who are disturbed by ALL of it to understand that. It's the new normal. And they have to accept it. Don't have o like it or agree with it - but have to accept that the anger from sustained relentless alienation is there.

Tell us how to help them accept it. Help us to help come to terms with it . . .

CVS JustAnotherGen Nov 2015 #1
thank you for heaven05 Nov 2015 #13
Criminalizing blackness brer cat Nov 2015 #25
Absolute BS oberliner Nov 2015 #2
LOL... 1StrongBlackMan Nov 2015 #15
In response to your points oberliner Nov 2015 #24
#2, how are whites discouraged from being supportive of the protests? randys1 Nov 2015 #31
This sort of thing oberliner Nov 2015 #68
OMG randys1 Nov 2015 #69
Thank you for your thoughtful reply oberliner Nov 2015 #71
Dear god, this is hopeless. randys1 Nov 2015 #72
One should always have hope oberliner Nov 2015 #73
Beat the holy living hell out of your neighbor for 200 years, she then asks randys1 Nov 2015 #74
I am not insulted oberliner Nov 2015 #75
If that turns you off, how strong of an ally are you? 72DejaVu Nov 2015 #76
"more or fewer than those taking to the internet" What a silly comparison. cherokeeprogressive Nov 2015 #43
Too put it another way... WestCoastLib Nov 2015 #55
I don't think ... 1StrongBlackMan Nov 2015 #78
These are the same folks who cheer on wars on other people malaise Nov 2015 #3
+1 heaven05 Nov 2015 #12
Well I'm not white romanic Nov 2015 #4
It made the National News right? JustAnotherGen Nov 2015 #8
"This isn't going away anytime soon " mountain grammy Nov 2015 #19
K&R Scuba Nov 2015 #5
As a white American... Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2015 #6
Might as well just set stuff on fire then... TipTok Nov 2015 #7
I'm so glad that is the point you took away from the OP ... 1StrongBlackMan Nov 2015 #18
Not all of it JustAnotherGen Nov 2015 #21
Yes!!! Set fire to confederate memorials!!! randys1 Nov 2015 #33
Go find a brick wall, hit your head against it 76 times, this will give you more insight randys1 Nov 2015 #32
per title and substance of OP heaven05 Nov 2015 #9
You remember it too! JustAnotherGen Nov 2015 #22
"Nothing-But-The-Best-For-The-Oppressed" strikes again. DinahMoeHum Nov 2015 #10
HUGE f'in K&R BumRushDaShow Nov 2015 #11
+100 heaven05 Nov 2015 #14
K&R ismnotwasm Nov 2015 #16
White America needs to wake the fuck up. blackspade Nov 2015 #17
K & R mountain grammy Nov 2015 #20
White America is so redundant it's actually gotten painful & giftedgirl77 Nov 2015 #23
The complexion for the protection of the collection randys1 Nov 2015 #34
I'm actually surprised this hasn't been locked with the giftedgirl77 Nov 2015 #51
K&R Solly Mack Nov 2015 #26
A real tell. Octafish Nov 2015 #27
I'll just say that I concur with President Obama on this. Nye Bevan Nov 2015 #28
No, a President is going to say "as long as they're violent, I think they're necessary" randys1 Nov 2015 #35
Here's someone else I concur with: Nye Bevan Nov 2015 #37
LOL randys1 Nov 2015 #38
Thanks! Nye Bevan Nov 2015 #39
No, no, thank you...you have no idea why it is funny, but it really is, and I am going to randys1 Nov 2015 #40
LOL, I love that! (nt) Nye Bevan Nov 2015 #41
I notice that you have nothing of substance to say about it. NaturalHigh Nov 2015 #65
I bet you do heaven05 Nov 2015 #47
I tried to cut them a break and not openly make fun of them, but they are making it randys1 Nov 2015 #66
In the words of MLK . . . JustAnotherGen Nov 2015 #67
More from MLK, since you're such a fan. gollygee Nov 2015 #70
White America said that, did it? Or was it a handful of commentators? Comrade Grumpy Nov 2015 #29
Now it is 'RACIALIST" HMMM, new one randys1 Nov 2015 #36
Racialist. I bet we blacks are MUCH MORE WEARY OF RACISM than you are of hearing about it. bravenak Nov 2015 #42
Do you think flowers would help? randys1 Nov 2015 #44
That and candy. bravenak Nov 2015 #45
I prefer 'extra dark' chocolate candy, myself. Dark humor alert: I'm dying for it here! freshwest Nov 2015 #62
big smile here heaven05 Nov 2015 #49
We are such kind souls. bravenak Nov 2015 #50
That's okay. I pretty much just ignore you. Comrade Grumpy Nov 2015 #56
Ditto bravenak Nov 2015 #57
Please, continue heaven05 Nov 2015 #48
"Racialist"??? 1StrongBlackMan Nov 2015 #61
Good observation! nt MrScorpio Nov 2015 #63
To quote my friend "BA FUCKING ZINGA" randys1 Nov 2015 #30
kick for truth Blue_Tires Nov 2015 #46
So after months of having people say that the actions of a few Baltimore protesters, hughee99 Nov 2015 #52
Women get a lot of "helpful suggestions" too. I feel ya. bettyellen Nov 2015 #53
. Rex Nov 2015 #54
Of course, just as straight America always, always finds fault with LGBT protesters. Bluenorthwest Nov 2015 #58
Salon did a good job of trying to capture some of the controversy as well loyalsister Nov 2015 #59
I have been arguing with a bunch of authoritarians in another thread - TBF Nov 2015 #60
Kick, kick, kick! Heidi Nov 2015 #64
When you write about "that white class", guillaumeb Nov 2015 #77
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