posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 08:47 AM
I'll say this much...
Memphis is also my hometown, and I still live here today.
I will also mention that I am black.
Lately, my peers and I have discussed this issue and when asked, they all state, "If they don't bother me, then I won't bother them." Sounds fair
Well, I then ask, "Why is it presumed that they will come to 'bother' you? They are protesting the Federal Building that made the decision to
rename the park, interfering with the history of this organization". Basically, I am trying to see why there is a negative connotation automatically
attached with a peaceful protest. The Klan did not state that they are coming to lynch anyone.
Also, other responses I get are, "They shouldn't be allowed to do so." I then remind them of the Freedom of protest and speech set forth in our
constitution, and as another member said, you can't pick and chose which members' freedom of speech to protect.