There are things you know at an intellectual level. And then there are things you see and hear that make you want to throw up.
This is the racism that was NORMAL in parts of the US not that long ago. This is the racism that must not be normalised, ever, EVER again.
If you do nothing else, just watch the video and listen to what happened to one 17 year old Black American boy. Then ask yourself how good, law-abiding citizens could do something like this. The answer will shock you more than the act.
“… Only the characteristic bluntness of a child, who proclaimed the emperor’s nudity as he paraded through the streets humiliating himself and his kingdom, threatened to break the spell. But when the boy spoke out he was quickly rebuked by his father, who assured the gasping public that the child was clearly soft in the head. So powerful is the compulsion to normalize the powerful.”
Interesting article- but that’s not the normalisation we need fear most. Yesterday I read a complaint that a reporter was offended by the use of the N word. Let that sink in. It means a reporter does not have the right to be offended by the use of the N word. This N word:
Shocked? Offended? Good, you should be. Decent people who believe in ethics, civil and human rights should be offended. Why do…
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