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So the other day in Northampton they fixed racism. It was really simple actually. A bunch of white hippies held signs, pledged to end racism, and chanted “black lives matter.” Next thing ya know – boom – no more racism.
Look, Turtleboy is 150% against racism. Every normal, rational person is. But racism isn’t ever going to be eliminated. You cannot force people to stop being ignorant, but you can keep them from attaining any sort of political power. That’s why these rallies against racism are nothing but feel good bullshit designed to make mostly white people feel good about themselves. That’s just an undeniable scientific fact.
Just check out some of these pictures of the rally from Masslive:
Love the signs. “Hands up don’t shoot.” Has such a nice ring to it. Too bad it’s common knowledge that Michael Brown did not have his hands up. He had his hands on Officer Wilson’s gun. That’s why his prints were on it. Don’t take Turtleboy’s word for it, take it from the ultraliberal Washington Post. That linked article was written by a black man who was a pretty outspoken member of black lives matter. Even he couldn’t deny the indisputable truth.
Love the deep soulful look in this woman’s eyes while she uses her kids as a tool in her anti-police propaganda built on lies:
I really hate when people do that to kids. If you wanna be a misguided hippie go right ahead. Don’t rob your kids of a childhood by making them activists when all they really wanna do is play and have fun. You’re not helping fix racism. You’re just trying to make yourself feel better about being white.
But by far my favorite hippie/sign combination was this magnificent creature:
Good God. I can smell the granola on him from Worcester. Just look at that sassy look, the man purse, the skinny jean capris, the no fucks given attempt at a beard, and the hipster glasses. He is the complete hippie package. There’s a 95% chance this guy grew up in Williamsburg and owns a lot of Apple products while simultaneously railing against big corporations.
Disarm the police!! Why didn’t I think of that?? The cure for racism was right under our noses the whole time and we had no idea what it was until we saw this hippie holding his cardboard sign. It was all so simple. Guaranteed this guy went to all white schools his entire life, drives a Prius or a bicycle, listens to strictly indie music, and drinks only craft beer. It’s cool though, he’s totally down for the cause because he’s wearing a black power t-shirt. He’s not one of those racist white guys who supports the police. Fuck the police!!
Here’s an excerpt from the Masslive article:
“There is a lack of accountability among police,” added Lois Ahrens, founder of the Real Cost of Prisons Project. “Police are executing black people with no culpability.” Ahrens, who emceed the event, said that in 2014, she stood at the same spot and asked for four-and-a-half minutes of silence for the police shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, Jr., in Ferguson, Missouri. “But there’s been enough silence,” she said. “What we need now is outrage and noise. Stand up! Speak out! Enough!”
Yup, that’s exactly how we pictured her. Lois Ahrens is an “activist and organizer for social justice.” Translation, she’s figured out a way to survive by applying for government grants and paying herself an arbitrary salary that she sees fit. How’d that four and a half minute of silence work out for you last time? Do you ever get tired of using the same tactics over and over again? Did you miss the part where nothing ever changes? Perhaps you should try a different strategy. Or just keep bitching about a kid 1,500 miles away who attacked a cop and got shot because of it.
Speakers included Zion Barbour, 16, president of the Students of Color Alliance at Northampton High School, who drew parallels between crime and poverty.
Imagine Northampton High School allowed a club to exist called “White students alliance.” That would go over well.
Romina Pacheco, who works at Smith College, spoke of her experience as a woman of color living in Northampton. “The Pioneer Valley is no better than Louisiana or Mississippi,” she said. “Why are we so segregated? There is no safe haven for black people in this country.”
HAHAHHAHA. Newsflash Romina – you are living in the part of the country that is so progressive that it makes Sweden look like a remote village in Alabama. Northampton and Cambridge are social justice paradises. Comparing them to Mississippi is probably the dumbest thing any human being has ever said in American history.
And please, tell me more about how Northampton isn’t a “safe haven for black people.” Because if you feel unsafe as a person of color in Northampton it’s probably because you’re an overdramatic, privileged, ultrasensitive sunflower who is perpetually looking for a way to make yourself a victim.
But to answer your question about why the Pioneer Valley is so segregated, the answer is simple – you’re surrounded by white people who love people of color……from a distance. They intentionally bought property in Northampton instead of Springfield because at the end of the day they don’t want to live in minority dominant neighborhoods. They want their property value high and they don’t want to send their kids to the Springfield Public Schools because the culture shock would be too much to handle. There is no kind of American that is more full of shit than a white social justice warrior from the burbs.
But by far the BEST thing I’ve ever read about one of these rallies happened when this woman spoke:
Her name is Alisa Klein, and she is a walking stereotype:
Ward 7 City Councilor Alisa Klein, who in late 2014 drew criticism from some Northampton police officers for comments she made in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, delivered another fiery speech where she spoke of the “disappearance” of black men due to violence, incarceration, and early death. Klein quoted James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Eliza Baker before two young black women emerged from the crowd and asked if they could speak. Klein asked if she could finish first her remarks first, and the two agreed.
However, when the two, who identified as “Afro-Panther and Vee,” took the microphone, they ripped into Klein, the largely-white crowd, and event organizers. Afro-Panther forbade white people in the audience from cheering or clapping, and told Klein that if she truly cared about black lives she would have relinquished the microphone immediately.
The two said that white people coming together to hear white activists speak about black lives was not enough. “What are you doing coming here?” Vee said to the crowd. “You can’t come to a white savior benefit and think you’re doing your part. This is BS. Actions speak louder than words.”
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!! I LOVE it when social justice warriors eat each other. It’s like a popsicle headache. When I first read this I literally could not stop laughing. It’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever read. Here you have this woman who is so riddled with white guilt that she’s dedicated her life to proving that she really, really cares about black people. In November of 2014 she told police that were worried for their safety that their fears were “bullshit“:
“Northampton City Councilor Alisa Klein ticked off a list of more than a dozen people killed under similar circumstances as Michael Brown around the country, and said that when she hears that it’s a matter of officer safety, ‘I say bullshit!’ she told the crowd.”
“‘This wasn’t a tragic accident,’ she said. ‘It’s murder, it’s racism, it’s injustice. It’s inhumanity. The lives of black and brown people matter everywhere.’ Klein said black parents across this country ‘have to teach their children how to keep themselves safe from the very people we’re told are in our community to protect us.’”
She went out of her way to show black people that she hates cops so much that she’s willing to call any white person racist who believe that police have the right to protect themselves. And what does she get for that? She gets her privilege checked by Afro-Panther and Vee.
I knew the second that she didn’t immediately give them the microphone when they “asked” for it, that she was gonna get a taste of her own medicine. She was gonna see what it feels like to be the white person who gets called racist. You think your white ass has the right to tell Afro-Panther and Vee that you’d like to finish your sentence? Are you some sort of slave master? What kind of racist bullshit is that? Hand over that microphone IMMEDIATELY you racist bigot!!!
God I wish I was there. It just sounds so amazing. This was my favorite part of it – “
Afro-Panther forbade white people in the audience from cheering or clapping.”LOL. “Forbade.” I can just picture Afro-Panther and Vee giving their speech about the white devil, and all the granola eaters in the crowd want to clap for them, but they can’t. Because they’ve been forbidden. And to violate these direct orders would be exercising institutional racism. They were all probably so confused, scared, and conflicted at the same time. The only thing they could do was sit there in silence, bow their heads, and contemplate all their white privileges.
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