The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.
The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.
In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.
I live in an incredibly racist part of the United States, Montana. With everything that has been happening in Ferguson and in larger cities across the country, and indeed across the globe, conversations have been sparked here that I just can’t help but have an issue with. People here talk about what happened to Mike Brown and say that this has affected them in some personal way(keep in mind this is a mostly white community), because they’ve seen things on the internet saying “fuck the white man, kill them all” or something to that effect. They then go on to say how this is reverse racism and how they fear for their lives. This is bullshit. Reverse racism is NOT a thing. Let me say that again, REVERSE RACISM IS NOT A THING. Sure, someone might say something that is aimed at all white people, and it might hurt your feelings, maybe even make you a little scared. BUT, you have no idea how minimal it is to the centuries of systematic oppression and fear that our race has plagued EVERY OTHER RACE with. If you call it reverse racism every time a person of color makes you feel bad for being white, you’re an asshole. My race has never been enslaved, my race has never had to fight for their god given rights, my race has never had to walk down the streets at night wondering if a cop is going to think they’re up to no good and shoot them. Any time you say something is reverse racism, you are in fact being racist. You are saying that your hurt feelings are somehow equal to the centuries of oppression, murder, slavery, and everything else that we white folks did. If you truly believe that hurt feelings, and feeling guilty to be white is on the same level of pain that we have inflicted on others, then YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.