A Looter And A Protester, What’s The Difference?


With all the trouble in Ferguson, Missouri after Mike Brown was shot, the world’s been exposed to two types of images. Some people on the internet and on the news seem to be confused by the two types of images because the people in the images are all the same color. Let’s take a look.


So, that’s one type of image, ugly stuff. Here’s the other type.


So what’s the best way to tell the difference when the people are all the same color? Well, thankfully, this is a conundrum that we all solve every day, look at what they’re doing.

You see, looters loot and protesters protest. One is illegal and one is a right that my ancestors, and probably yours, died to defend.

It’s true that sometimes protesters loot but then, because they looted, they become looters and cease to be protesters. This isn’t a difficult thing, discerning the difference. It only becomes difficult when we don’t allow people’s actions to define them and instead pre-judge.

I wouldn’t want people to do that to me and you wouldn’t want someone to do that to you so use your head and do what you do almost every day of your life, look. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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