“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” -Frederick Douglass
You have to work twice as hard just to get a fraction of the respect of a white man, and that’s even “if” you get the respect. However, growing up in an oppressed race has made my people, black people, stronger than ever. Just imagine, a white person being treated like a minority. Could they handle the racism, disrespect, and humiliation?
This video is demonstrating the Brown-eyed/Blue-eyed Experience by Jane Elliot. I truly believe it is a must see. So, check it out!
The video above perfectly (mildly (not to the extreme level of racism)) demonstrated how it is for a black American living in America.
It is almost as if we are no longer going forward, but backward to a time where everyone hates black people. Why so much hatred? I will never understand. Although, I never heard stories of blacks enslaving, torturing, hanging, oppressing, (the list can continue) another race.
We are now living in a world where the innocent phrase, “Make America Great Again” is code for make America “White” again. Which, does not even make sense, because this land was originally the land of Native Americans, but that is another story.
Since social media is at a high and smartphones are being used as camcorders; all actions, whether it is police brutality, rioting, a racist degrading a minority, it is ALL on camera.
A lot of non-oppressed tell the oppressed to get over it. Or like what Tomi Lahren said, “What are they (blacks) oppressed from?” If it was ONLY that simple, we would be at a better place today and not so divided. It is hard to move on from something that you are still in.
After the vandalism to Lebron James’ home he let America know, “Racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough.” (Insert came from Vox.com. Read the full article Vox – Lebron James Racism).
WE WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE ARE UNITED. CELEBRATING EACH OTHER’S CULTURE AND HISTORY
“We are not fighting for integration, nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as human beings…In fact, we are actually fighting for rights that are even greater than civil rights and that is human rights.” -Malcolm X