A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
Illustration for article titled When Peaceful People Acting in the Public Health Interest Are Black v. When Angry Shouting Domestic Terrorists Wielding Guns In Public Are White

This is the socio-psychological reason why correcting racism takes so much effort – we have to do the SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARATIVE behavioral and punishment analysis.

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“Enforcement” does nothing when white domestic terrorists act.

To wit:

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By contrast, the socio-economic reasons why correcting society-corrosive racism, which instead of pluralistic prosperity, reliably generates exacerbated income inequality and violence (because non-plutocratic white people who ought to know better are rhetorically seduced over generations into aspiring to align their interests with their own oppressors because they look more like them, instead of their more similarly situated more pluralistic brethren) - takes so much effort are another discussion altogether.

But people who don’t know anything – or whose purposes they believe it might serve to pretend they don’t know anything – can start here with redlining.

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Then they can go here.

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These aren’t protesters.

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Language matters when it influences how those who hold enforcement authority behave.

Illustration for article titled When Peaceful People Acting in the Public Health Interest Are Black v. When Angry Shouting Domestic Terrorists Wielding Guns In Public Are White
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In case anyone is wondering, the jurisdictional wording may vary, but generally “coercion via violence or threat of violence” — which is what is happening in a government building right now as perpetrated by groups of angry white men, ust like the Proud Boys who were shoving and punching bystanders outside the Metropolitan Republican Headquarters on the Upper East Side in New York City earlier in the dystopian hellscape into which large swaths of this country have descended since 2016 despite every effort on the part of people of color to maintain peace and quiet enjoyment - in most U.S. state jurisdictions generally constitutes some form of 1st degree assault.

If we had a functioning federal government, it would also be federal felony assault.

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In order to have one again – a functional federal government, I mean - the 30% has to act.

So the question to the 30% remains.

(You know who you are, and you know what the question is.)

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