Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Putting Ferguson Into Perspective

Yes, what's going on in Ferguson is awful, and is causing hardship for a lot of people, most of them black. Yes, it would be better for everyone if they'd go home and get on with their lives, as Michael Brown's family has asked. But at least in this case, the people rioting have a significant reason to be angry -- a pretty clear miscarriage of justice, with an obvious racial motive. All the white people looking down their noses and crying shame on those violent black rioters for being so violent (salted with racist epithets, because of course all this violence is because that's what people of their race do) should perhaps remember all the So Much More Worthy [cough] reasons for which white people have violently rioted.

Thanks to Jason for sending me a link to this. Very telling.



Charles Gramlich said...

People are people.

Angie said...

Charles -- very true. I just wish some folks would acknowledge that, rather than attribute it to race (or whatever) when some people do it, but not when others do. [sigh]


Suzan Harden said...

"People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it." - K, Men in Black

I would add "All" to K's statement.

Angie said...

Suzan -- yeah, that's about it. I might quibble that into "all kinds of people" rather than just "all," meaning all individuals, but yeah. It's the group labels that are causing the problems.