Decades after the civil rights movement, we are still making excuses for police brutality stemming from racism, and claiming that because we love Beyoncé and watch Empire, racism in the mainstream no longer exists
“Open discrimination still exists in this country, maybe not on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or, to a certain extent, sexual orientation, but instead discrimination on the basis of a lack in belief in God.”
The part we don’t think about.
Kim Davis — the county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses because of gay marriage — does actually have her supporters. Over 15,000, and they are saying some pretty vile stuff.
That we should “sack up” or “grow some balls” instead of “grow a vagina” to toughen up.
We must create enduring change that lasts longer than one headline, or trending hashtag. We must accept people as they come, and trust that people will do the same for us, even if we are left disappointed from time to time.
“I’m just going to just go ahead and say it…the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.. […] I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone.”
Section 377, stop acting like an insecure 12-year-old. Get out.
If people behave more like this, there is a better world coming soon to a theatre near you.
How my experience with the protests in Cleveland demonstrate racial profiling by the police.