I fear BLM is an Astro-Turf organization, much like what became of the aTea-Party movement. This has become a bogus political tool, almost right from the gates. Shame that they'd throw their fellow black Americans under the bus for personal engrandizement and enrichment. Bigger shame on the handlers who've corrupted and prostituted some sincere but unsophisticated young people for their own political purposes. But that's USA under Citizens United. Thanks, SCOTUS.

The public is jaded and not so easily fooled. This BLM movement will backfire, I believe it has already, by fomenting greater racial antipathy, not less. This will lead to more unease and senseless violence, not less. Not because whites hate blacks, but because greedy PR consultants and the politicians who hired them purposefully created/endorsed a message that they could make a buck off of, and more imprtantly, win votes off of.

All the BLM had to say, if it wanted justice, parity and peace, was,

"Black Lives Matter TOO" United instead of divided. sheesh.

Whoever did their PR was well aware of the distinction, and will profit from it, sure it already has.

Shame on all of us, USA. Shame on our corporate media, shame on our politicians, shame on those of us unwilling or unable to think critically so as to be able to identify the true wolves in sheep's clothing.

mlk, peace all

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jflum 4 years 13 weeks ago
#1

You must be white...as I am. However, my mother taught me that I don't MATTER. That I was a worthless piece of f+++++shit. Most blacks were treated by whites as if they were a worthless piece of shit. It's called slavery. 99% of whites were raised that they did matter...in fact the term never even came up, Like white priveledge.

The answer is to treat blacks with respect. That is all the BLM people really want. Treat blacks like they live in Palm Beach, or Grosse Pointe. That they are a sport celebrity, a movie star.

AND FIX THE PAST WRONGDOINGS WHITES DID TO BLACKS.

Take Ferguson...riots are happening again. Why? Ya didn't fix nuttin.

My suggestions as a worthless piece of shit was to dismiss all 16,000 arrest warrants, fire all cops and city officials, give the residents their money back, and turn the cop house into a community center...let the cops work out of their cars.

If I am wrong, I hope some black person would correct my thinking.

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Garrett78 4 years 13 weeks ago
#2

Good grief, the "too" is obviously implied. To suggest otherwise is disingenuous.

I appreciated what one of the commenters said following this article.

Quote TwentyTwo Over Seven:When someone says "Black Lives Matter" or uses the BlackLivesMatter hashtag, they aren't saying "black lives matter, others don't", they're saying "black lives matter, too". Pretending otherwise is akin to assuming that someone doing a fundraiser for breast cancer is saying that Alzheimer's is unimportant. Of course that's not what they're saying, and intentionally misinterpreting it as such is dishonest, attempting to cast someone as racist simply for pointing out the racism that exists in the world. It's an attempt to shut down substantive conversation in the service of maintaining the (racist) status quo.

Those who don't get that are often the same ones who don't grasp the concept of white privilege. And those who take issue with "black lives matter" are akin to those who cry about so-called "reverse racism" (or reverse sexism). Even if reverse racism wasn't an absurdity (racism being about domination/power and white people being the only ones in the dominant position, thus racism being a 1-way street), it would be crazy to suggest that there is equivalence (now or in the past) between white racism and black racism. Likewise, it's crazy to suggest that the issue of police brutality doesn't impact persons of color *far* more than white folks. I worry that ignorance regarding these matters is actually growing, especially after reading this.

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Palindromedary 4 years 13 weeks ago
#3

"White Privilege" is a myth! There are a majority of whites who don't feel "privileged" at all yet the majority of them obey the law, don't carjack people, or steal, or murder people, or get stupidly violent and sassy with the police! So the result is that those who do those things suffer the consequences from the law. It is not about being unfairly singled out by the police! It is about those who commit the most crimes even though they are 1/7th the population of the US.

According to the FBI 2013 homicide statistics:
Whites killed 189 blacks and 2,509 whites.
Blacks killed 409 whites and 2,245 blacks.

Blacks killed twice as many whites as whites killed blacks.
Blacks killed just about as many blacks as whites killed whites.

Since blacks are only about 1/7th of the population of the US, to be on par with whites (based on the total population of each), blacks should have only killed 27 whites and only 358 blacks.

Compare:
blacks that killed whites: 409
what blacks should have killed to be on par with whites: 27

blacks that killed blacks: 1,245
what blacks should have killed to be on par with whites: 358

This shows that a higher percentage of the total black population are more violent than the percentage of the total white population.

If whites had killed as many as blacks have killed, as a percentage of their populations:

whites should have killed 2863 blacks
whites should have killed 15,715 whites

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the...

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jason13 4 years 13 weeks ago
#4

#1: Treat all blacks like they're movie stars? What? Do you guys treat each other like celebrates? Do you think white people treat other white people like celebrates? Sounds like you want special treatment instead of equal treatment.

I'm sorry your mother treated you that way but unless she's white, I think that's something you and your therapist need to work out.

I agree that the police/ government have way too much power over the population. A guy named Cliven Bundy had a problem with an over reaching government and he enlisted the aid of militiamen to help. Did the militia come and torch the ranch? Did they loot the stores in the surrounding towns? No... they came and challenged the government and the government backed down. This should be seen as a template for how to deal with a corrupt government. All the liberals saw was a white guy with a cowboy hat... they didn't acknowledge the results they all achieved.

#2: White privilege? News flash!!! You're not supposed to get your ass kicked by the cops! If you believe not getting beat as much by the government is a "privilege" than your mind is enslaved. Do you wish that every race would get beat up by the government equally by demographic or would you rather they not have the authority to beat up the population in the first place?

Do you honestly think that all white people have authority over all black people? I'm white and the only one I have authority over are my kids.

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Palindromedary 4 years 13 weeks ago
#6

"The Meaning of White Privilege" by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
http://www.leonardpittsjr.com/images/971a6d2440f18da14590c6431df305cb.jpg

A picture is worth a thousand words....

"Thirty-seven percent of white Americans believe that the police treat black people less fairly; 70 percent of black Americans feel the same way." --Joe Pinsker who wrote that finance.yahoo column.

So, sixty-three percent of white Americans believe differently and 30 percent of blacks do to. Maybe those 30 percent of blacks, who don't agree with the 70 percent, are the ones who have worked hard to make somthing of themselves instead of robbing and killing people and smoking dope! The dregs of all societies will try to blame others for their misfortunes and a large percentage of those will resort to crime then cry foul when they are caught. And the black dregs will add race-baiting into their propaganda. And a certain percentage of those will be stupid enough to escalate a confrontation with the police, who catches them, into a violent one. And they will almost always lose. Just look at the numbers to see who are committing the most crimes:

According to the FBI 2013 homicide statistics:
Whites killed 189 blacks and 2,509 whites.
Blacks killed 409 whites and 2,245 blacks.

Blacks killed twice as many whites as whites killed blacks.
Blacks killed just about as many blacks as whites killed whites.

Since blacks are only about 1/7th of the population of the US, to be on par with whites (based on the total population of each), blacks should have only killed 27 whites and only 358 blacks.

Compare:
blacks that killed whites: 409
what blacks should have killed to be on par with whites: 27

blacks that killed blacks: 1,245
what blacks should have killed to be on par with whites: 358

This shows that a higher percentage of the total black population are more violent than the percentage of the total white population.

If whites had killed as many as blacks have killed, as a percentage of their populations:

whites should have killed 2863 blacks
whites should have killed 15,715 whites

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the...

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jason13 4 years 12 weeks ago
#7

Reply to #6: Palin I've seen you present these figures in other threads and to my knowledge, nobody has answered you. I'll add to it by pointing out that they're almost 70% of the abortion rate while being 13% of the population. It's like black people have decided that there can only be a finite number of them living at the same time and they practice population control on themselves in and out of the womb.

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Palindromedary 4 years 12 weeks ago
#8

jason13: I've gotten replies but none of them really addressed these facts. All I get is a denial of FBI statistics and a lot of cursing and name-calling by people who really can't face reality.

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Palindromedary 4 years 12 weeks ago
#9

deleted double entry.

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jason13 4 years 12 weeks ago
#10

That seems to happen a lot here. It's what happens when a bunch of babies don't get their way.

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