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originally posted by: xDeadcowx
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE
In my community (mostly white), had this same thing occurred...we would be peacefully protesting, calling our community leaders, filing lawsuits and demanding an investigation to find out what really happened. We would not be attacking one another.
I see where you are coming from, and i agree there is probably a better way to handle this. The problem i see is that doing it the "right" way with protests, calling/writing community leaders and politicians does virtually nothing. Lawsuits require money, which is not readily available in most of the communities that are being hit the hardest with the oppressive police and general injustice.
I wish i had a better solution, but at this point acting out and making a scene is the only way to get anybody to take a serious look at the problems facing these types of communities. Doing it the "right" way will never lead to anything other than a passing glance from those that have the power to make it right.
St. Louis doesn’t riot. That has long been part of the city’s lore. During the 1960s civil rights era, this city along the Mississippi River stayed calm — even as Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and Washington all burned. St. Louis was in their league back then. The nation’s 10th largest city. A sizable black population. And after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, tens of thousands of people marched through the city streets. But St. Louis suffered no widespread violence.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
Via Instagram of Antonio French, Alderman of the @21stWard in St. Louis
Things getting tense at protest in #Ferguson right now