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We saw this article on the Facebook machine from a website called Upworthy.com. And it really is disgusting so we wanted to call it out for what it is. It’s entitled, “The harsh reality of being a black child in America, told in a 10-part comic.” Here’s the comics:
Talk about what? He’s a kid playing toys. But please, let’s pollute his brain with propaganda and hate. That seems like a great idea.
Oh good, we’re teaching kids that cops are all a bunch of big, racist white guys who bother little black children in their own neighborhoods. This seems like a great way to foster trust with the police and improve racial relations in America. Nice going cartoon dad.
Don’t talk back to the police? Tell them the truth? Cooperate? Yea, these are things that only black children are taught. White parents tell their kids to get uppity with the fuzz, lie as much as possible, and pretend like you’re reaching for a gun. I remember when my Dad gave me the talk. It was eye opening.
See that right there? That’s everything wrong with racial relations in this country. At the beginning of the cartoon you had an innocent little boy, not thinking about skin color and completely consumed with fun, smiles, sunshine, and toys. At the end of the cartoon you have a crying boy who thinks he’s about to die. Solid parenting right there. Solid.
Here’s a perfectly rational comment someone left on Upworthy’s Facebook page:
And here’s the response it got:
LOL. So now you are privileged if you tell your kids to be respectful when dealing with the police. This is what these idiots are trying to say now. Nothing worse than white people bragging about how they’ve checked their own white privilege. They’re just trying so hard to prove that they’re one of the good ones. It’s sad and pathetic really. For more on this, here’s our Top 11 reasons white privilege isn’t real.
This is OK though:
Imagine a meme that said ‘Black People” and then proceeded to mock them as crying babies. It would be taken down by Facebook in five seconds and their account would be suspended. But the reverse is OK, because of white privilege. Makes sense. I’m pretty sure the mere fact that white people can be openly mocked and generalized like this is the exact opposite of what a privilege is, but then again that’s using reason and common sense. No place for that in discourse in 2016.
She’s right. But ya know why we don’t talk about “white on white” crime. Because we don’t have people shutting down highways calling black cops racist if they kill a white person in the act of committing a crime. Ever heard of Christopher Cerivini before? He was killed by an African-American police officer while breaking into cars. He was acquitted after a jury decided it was in self-defense. But Al Sharpton didn’t capitalize on that one, and there was no movement called “white lives matter,” and no one shut down any bridges or highways because of it. But if they did, we’d probably bring up white on white crime to shut them up too.
LOL. If you’re black, you’re guaranteed to get shot by a cop even if you are respectful. Dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Make no doubt about it, this short haired honky:
Knows what it’s like to be a black person in America. We’ve checked out Ann McGregor’s Facebook page pretty thoroughly. Despite the fact that she lives in Chicago, a predominantly African-American city, we can’t seem to find a single picture of her with a black person. But don’t let the fact that she intentionally segregates herself from people of color fool you – she’s down for the cause!!!
Here’s my question – did this Dad from the cartoon have “the talk” with his son about other black people in his neighborhood? Because statistically he’s a million times more likely to be killed by someone from his neighborhood than he is a cop patrolling it. It’s just insanity. The percentage of young black males who are killed by police is so small, but people think it’s some sort of epidemic because every time someone is killed in the act of breaking the law it’s turned into a racial thing. This is an issue of law and order, not race. Always has been, always will be.
Look, Turtleboy’s parents had “the talk” with him too. But I didn’t really need it. I mean, common sense and nature told me that when you talk to a cop you should be respectful, cooperate, and tell the truth. Ya know, because they have guns and badges. When you’re a little kid, cops naturally intimidate you a little bit, as they should. We should fear what police officers will do to us if we break the law. It prevents us from breaking the law.
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