Race relations and Fergusn

Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2014 09:04 pm
i see that a movie remembering and celebrating the marchs in the 1960 in Selma alabama. please help me to understand how anyone can compare the suffering
of the folks to the situation in the current days.
how can you possibly compare the spirit , the mental compassion of
Dr King . he promoted passive disobedience. like Ghandi, Mandella.
Powerful words he delivered in elegant speeches. but when you
listened to him Ghandi i don't hear racial anger. i hear a person dreaming for the future. i listed to Reverend Al Sharpton and all I hear is racial anger
and contempt.

I remember the pictures from that sunday in Selma and i see people
black people that are experiencing racism. i have no doubt that
there is racism in the USA from the 1700 to the 1960's

In the 1960 Lyndon Johnson and the congress started various
programs. I remember it being called the great society .
i know that there had to be put in place to close the education gap,
the economic gap. to promote equal opportunities for everyone.

has the great society resulted in heroine.?
that people are hooked on
that over the generation has resulted not in the uplifting of the
colored people but a curse that has so many pitfalls that restrict the
ability to improve oneself.

is the real problem ]a class problem?
the have's , the want to have's and the have nots.

This summer we have the shooting in Ferguson.
the people is saying it was racist! it shame that
a person was killed . sympathies to his parents.
I am not seeing in the news anything that compares the
civil right protestors . i dont see or haven't heard the
convenience was in someway provoked him. did they
do something that was racist?

so a police officer approached him on the street
since he was walking down the center of the street.
and asked over to his car. i don't see anything racist .

if he had not reached into the police car and struggled
for the policeman's gun. the situation would not escalated.
i think that he was just plain stupid or he was a hoodlum.
it is a shame that he was shoot.

please help me understand what i am missing?

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Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2014 10:26 pm
@john benton,
Racism apparently never happens in the present, but only in the past.
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Reply Mon 15 Dec, 2014 10:31 pm
We can shut our eyes and pretend there is no racism, or we can confront it and try to lay it to rest. Whether or not it can be done, we have got to try.
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