There have been a rash of police killing citizens in the last few years that has spurred the black lives matter movement. Black lives matter means black lives matter because police shouldn't be able to just kill citizens with impunity with seemingly no good reason.
The problem is that no one is allowed to question the police, the minute you say this video or situation doesn't pass the eye test you are called a police hater. Even after all the facts are in that dont exactly exonerate the police officer or back his narrative 100 percent we are supposed to drop it.
The ferguson situation comes to mind. If you are armed with a weapon against a unarmed citizen you should be able to subdue him from at least 10 or 5 feet away without killing him.
We know these neighborhoods have dangerous people in them but everyone in these neighborhoods are not criminals. some criminals are black but not all blacks are criminals.
I dont have the answers but we need police......
Thursday, May 12, 2016
In her acceptance speech at the Oscars Patricia Arquette made a impassioned plea for civil rights and equality for woman.She got in a little trouble for her speech with the internet being the way it is and people listening even closer. They claimed she was only advocating for white woman, later she clarified that's not what she meant. Looking back on the history of feminism in this country her words are exactly what she meant and in line with American feminism. A quote attributed to Susan B Anthony is:
"It’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now"
Not to say Anthony wasn't a friend of the negro she was a anti slave voice even at the age of 17 and was a agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. The American feminist movement has by and large been a movement for white women by white women. The black feminist has battled on two fronts, the specter of racism and sexism while white feminist have only battled sexism."I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ask for the ballot for the Negro and not for the woman"
Look at any picture of feminist parades and you will mostly see black woman if present in the back.
Understandably people of color have had to worry about racism first and were and still seen as a monolithic group but each "minority group" is made up of men and women. The next time a feminist talks of women ponder whether they mean all women or just white woman
Thursday, April 21, 2016
its with sad news I say Prince has died. The musical royalty of purple was found dead in his home at paisley park. Another great gone too soon at 57. Of course we all know his hits like Purple Rain from the Grammy and Oscar winning album of the same name. we have countless hits too many to name-1999, little red corvette, sign of the times, kiss, raspberry beret to name a few. In later years his popularity had waned with new songs but the older songs were always popular. rest in peace Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)