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Election year. Trayvon Martin. Rekia Boyd. Shaima Alawadi.Ramarley Graham.  OK shooter killing black folks.  Howard Morgan. Deanna Johnson running over black children.

Look America.  Your white supremacy issues?  Your hatred for black folks?  Your Islamophobia?  It's killing people.  You talk about "don't worry, the old generation will die off soon" but these ain't old people doing the violence.  And waiting for time to take them out while they're actively killing people? 

Instead of, you know, putting these people to trial?  Instead of, getting these people off the streets so they STOP MURDERING PEOPLE?   Instead of putting everyone who covers for them up for accessory to murder?

I'm not even going to address all the various slurs and hate phrases thrown in the last few years, but as a side note, it's not new that hateful language is usually a flag that violence is soon to follow.  And here it is, and we see you trying to do anything EXCEPT ACKNOWLEDGE THIS AS WRONG AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

It's not the old generation, it's lynching for a new generation.

ETA: 29 killed since Jan. , 18 unarmed:  http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/29-black-people-have-been-killed-by-policesecurity-since-jan-2012-16-since-trayvon/

Date: 2012-04-07 06:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladyjax
I really hate that "oh they'll die off and the world will get better" bullshit if only because in my experience it's older folks with a whole lot of years behind them who've been willing to change in ways that younger folks aren't. And those who keep wishing for oldsters to die off are doing nothing to change the fuckery happening now.

Screw 'it gets better'. I'm at the point of thinking that I should just roll out in to the world armed and I hate that I think that's a legit way to live.

Date: 2012-04-08 12:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] phi
Yeah. I really really miss the time when the most outrageous thing going on was the rash of "ghetto" parties on college campuses.

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