Flower wrote:Hatz ~
Think what pleases you. If we have a failure to communicate .. so be it.
I don't have a magic wand to make the world better but can be kind to people and hope that they pay it forward. I guess that it's wrong thinking on some people's part but it works for me.
I didn't realize that we were only discussing black minorities, sorry.
I've never had a "privileged" life and am an minority but not the one that you all are discussing here. Sorry, it was unwise to share my thoughts and feelings. I don't have to surrender them if anyone disagrees with me and I don't expect others to surrender their views either.
Sorry again for not knowing the about "All Lives Matter" it just seemed like a better name but that's just one opinion.
ya know, i had a semi-rough go of it, growin up as an outspoken, independent, strong-willed girl in the 70s. do you know what girls like me got? a certain smackdown, by everyone in multiple power systems, but especially by cops.
my two closest friends were raped by cops. they were messed up for life by it. one of em died more than a decade ago. accidental overdose. how did i not get raped? three words: blind fucquin luck.
but i've been thrown into the side of a cop car, thrown on the ground, had my shirt ripped off for a "drug search", etc. i spent over a year with narcs harrassing me, following me everywhere i went, harrassing everybody who had the nerve to come to my house (their cars and persons searched, before harrassment was even a word.) it sure as hell wasn't a legal defense. i went to court, twice, to serve as witness to police brutality, the worst case with another close friend who got her nose broken by a cop becuz she tried to step in between said cop beatin the bloody crap outta her boyfriend, which was why she was in court, for his sake. he was put in the hospital. he had long hair, see. that was the reason. guess who got laughed outta court?
and yet... i never~~not once~~ feared that when i got pulled over by a cop, i'd be shot fucquin dead becuz of the way i looked. even when i got thrown around by cops, i never~~not once~~was afraid a bunch of em would surround me and pin me down while one of em put his knee on my neck til i choked to death. i never~~nope, not once~~had to teach my kids how to respond as carefully as possible to cop intimidation so they would be *less* targeted or victimized just for the way they looked.
that is the definition of privileged. i know i was.
and so were you.
if you can't get that~~yer automatic privilege~~you will never get what's happening.
that's on you, to get or not get.