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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #49)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 02:41 AM

50. Damn Scoot, let's do this.

 

We know all of that. But all those benefits you describe get handed out inequitably because of the rampant racism in our nation which is getting worse not better.

We pay more in fines and feel and spend YEARS in jail, not getting any of the benefits that you describe. Our men are in jail and our women earn much less than white women already, and they raise their kids alone or go look for ANOTHER babydaddy to help. You know I'm the only woman besides ONE cousin with the same father for both my children? Why? I lived in oceanview and got sex ed every damn year and then some. My school had new books and I was in the gifted program. Fucking white privilege for black people is what I have. But I still had a gun pulled on me at a traffic stop for no goddamn reason.

Our kids still get suspended and treated like shit. This is one of the biggest crimes in America, going down in history. It is more important to me than any amount of money that even poor black people with no education get treated fairly. Tired of the lectures by folks who do not deal with the day in day out racism giving me lectures on how much the stuff that will help them will help me even though we both know how many of mine will get left out. We should all benefit. We cannot all benefit with the jails filled with negroes. They need their share too. Until that gets realized we are at an impasse.

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