The death of Michael Brown continues to loom in the air and remind
many Americans of the treatment received from law enforcement.
Celebrities from J. Cole to Nelly have expressed their feelings on being a black man in this society. Now, T.I. pens his emotions on the ordeal.
“America has created a monster,” T.I. writes. “We were brought to
this place, unaware of our own cultures, religion and traditions,
therefore, we created our own,” he continues. Truth talk.
Look at us … America has created a monster. The result of
ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently
enslaved, presently oppressed race-generation of people. Look at us.
We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked and
ignored. We were brought to this place, unaware of our own cultures,
religion and traditions, therefore, we created our own. Now look at us.
For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the
substandard education systems and disparaging treatment of our citizens
in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of
opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken, lives
shattered and futures lost on your watch … unanswered. Look at us. How
long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly
disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of
insignificance. Our fathers, uncles, brothers and role models were
killed and imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our
friends and relatives murdered and cast aside without thought, as though
your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on
without consequence? Now look at us.
How long can u continue to pass the buck and make excuses of why u
can’t do today what should have been done yester-year? Although I DO NOT
support the negative responses & actions of my people in light of
this tragedy … I WILL NOT condone your lack of effort to show any
urgency to improve the treatment of our people, nor the living
conditions in our communities. Your refusal to address these life
altering issues makes events such as these seem inevitable. Although I
too am at fault to a degree and I admit that I may not have all da
answers… I do have a fun fact for you. Insanity is … Going about things
the same way, expecting a different result. U wanna different result? U
must take different action. What else do u expect? Look at us!!!
Ragin its funny for the last two days I've been doing research on Holder and I wasn't aware of how hard he's pushing to make the playing field equal for black. I wanted to post this article I read on Politico about how he is basically the one who says what Obama is saying behind closed doors. Axelrod and them wanted him out after that "nation of cowards" speech but no matter who comes at him Obama won't even entertain the idea of him leaving. They argue behind closed doors about how to address racism but share the same passion about it.
I'm not sure what he's going to do but these revealing stories about him over the past week have given me hope that this may be the catalyst that let's him off the leash.
Believe me when I say that I understand being placed in a figurative straight jacket and told to perform at peak level.
So I know the tightrope that both Obama and Holder have to walk.
And I know that when it comes down to it, blacks are the only ones NOT allowed to cater to their own.
That being said, I hold this against them: Speak to your people. We understand code. Tell us you are with us then do what you have to do.
Every single yt person at my firm knows that coon is nowhere in my DNA.
They're playing the music and I still gotta dance, but I step on their pasty azz toes as often as I can. And they all know it.
— Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick today said he is “sick of unarmed,
black men being shot by police” in his first comments since a black
teenager was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., spurring
riots, looting and a heavily militarized response by police.
sick of it,” Patrick said with a heavy sigh. “I’m sick of unarmed,
black men being shot by police. I’m sick of the lawlessness on the
streets. I think everyone is just tired of when are we going to get
through with this kind of thing.”
Patrick, who made history in
2006 when he was elected the state’s first black governor — at the time,
only the second black governor nationwide — said the U.S. faces painful
hurdles on race relations.
“ We have a great challenge in this
country acknowledging the extraordinary progress we have made on race
relations — much of it in my lifetime. And at the same time,
acknowledging how much remains to be done,” the governor told reporters,
speaking with emotion. “You hear people from time to time who are 100
percent in one or the other of those views, that everything’s been done
and nothing remains, or everything remains to be done.
he said, “we’re a lot further along, but there are still issues. There
are still sensitivities and there are still things that … benefit from
heightened sensitivity and better training.”
Patrick said he has
confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder, who traveled to Ferguson
today to meet with FBI agents investigating the circumstances of the
shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by Officer Darren Wilson.
hopeful with the attorney general of the United States going out that
federal law enforcement will be fully engaged and, I hope, bring to a
decision quickly,” he said. “But that’s a really tough mission he’s set
out on and I know that from some experience.”
Patrick previously headed the civil rights division of the Department of Justice under President Clinton.
Asked how he would have handled Ferguson differently, the governor said: “Well, I’m glad I don’t have to.”
Mike's fundraiser raised U$104k in 6 days Meanwhile, the murderer's fundraiser raised U$78k in 2 days....
I see a replay of Trayvon Martin's case happening... the murderer's fundraiser will raise millions, he will walk free and black men will continue to be killed... until the next "we had enough" death that will make the police chill for a while with the killing.
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