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What are your thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the protests, the riots, everything going in on the US right now?

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7 hours ago, setlimitations said:

I am a new member here, but supported his post.  I understand your point and his point as well...however, being from the city where Breonna Taylor #SAYHERNAME was murdered and seeing how bad the looting and protesting has actually gotten, my thought is that there has to be a better way.   But when you think about it, after so much time (meaning black history in the US in general), what really can be the better way?  It is honestly a scary feeling not knowing if you are going to make it to work safely, and home safely because of the protests, road blocking,  and riots. The same as it is scary for an african american to get pulled over just for their skin color.   I guess what i am trying to say is that it is not so black & white (literally and figuratively speaking),  everyone needs to look at it as a whole.  We have to understand also that there are peaceful protestors protesting for the right reasons, and the ones who  only join in the protesting in order to have a reason to steal (black and white protestors).  How do we differentiate between them and their purpose for being there?  I am 100% a #BLM supporter, but I shouldn't fear for my life just getting to work and back, just like they shouldn't fear for their life just for the color of their  skin.  From what I gathered from his post he is saying that one injustice doesn't make another injustice ok "two wrongs don't make a right".

This is a great response. Prob the best in this entire thread because it considers BOTH sides and that requires the ability to be empathetic and intelligent.
The vast majority of BLM supporters like you and me are peaceful people. We don't want to harm anyone nor are we stupid,opportunistic criminals looking to enrich ourselves off the back of a movement. The truth is that most BLM protesters are peaceful. There are hundreds of videos of people walking the streets,chanting,singing,holding signs, aka engaging in non-violent acts of protests,ect. But the poster Dono leaves out those people entirely from his narrative and also leaves out how police have killed,blinded,beaten,kidnapped,and generally just violently attacked these people even when they were just being peaceful. All of these things are widespread,happen all the time and are shared on social media for everyone to see but is completely absent from Dono's narrative. and it needs to be,of course,because he,like many right wingers,want to characterize BLM supporters as being anti business, violent anarchist looters who lack empathy.

 

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On 6/2/2020 at 9:04 AM, Puppy said:

This is what frustrates me about this whole thing is, it could have been dealt in a peaceful manor, Martin Luther King kept telling the protestors to not fight back and when police escorted Rosa Parks off the bus, they were so weirded out how polite she was and didn’t resist. 
 

People have been cooped up at home for so long  and are letting their rage out. People are forgetting we are still in a pandemic! I’m asian and I have encounter racism in my lifetime but I always choose to take the high road.  

And stil MLK got shot! 

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10 hours ago, Korb said:

But the poster Dono leaves out those people entirely from his narrative and also leaves out how police have killed,blinded,beaten,kidnapped,and generally just violently attacked these people even when they were just being peaceful. All of these things are widespread,happen all the time and are shared on social media for everyone to see but is completely absent from Dono's narrative. and it needs to be,of course,because he,like many right wingers,want to characterize BLM supporters as being anti business, violent anarchist looters who lack empathy.

 

I do agree with this.  That is why I like being able to see both perspectives on it.   Too many people only see it from one side or the other and do not think there is any gray area in between.  The only chance the USA has as a country is for people to look outside of their own box they have in their head and see it as a whole and not just an "I am right, they are wrong" mentality.

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