These Riots Are A Disgrace Too Our Nation And Toward Black People
I am all for people of all skin colors marching and if they wish too, yell and wave signs around, in a non threatening manner. What I am not for is any violence at all. I know that there are some Black Groups that want to make/keep Mr. George Floyd’s death/murder strictly an issue of Black people and our Nation’s Police Forces. There are other folks who want to be included as ‘human-beings’ against Police excessive force situations as well. All of those folks have the right to preform non-violent protest yet not one person has the right to lay the stench of more violence upon Mr. Floyd’s death. Breaking into stores and homes, burning vehicles, acting like violent thugs, how does this honor the memory of a peaceful man? The Police Officers of our Nation are mostly good folks these days, they used to be much worse. (I spent most all of my adult life as a long haul truck driver until my health made me retire in 2013).
About 20 or so odd years ago a fan at a Chicago White Sox’s Baseball game rushed out of the stands and assaulted (from behind) the opposing teams first base coach (a much older man) causing him permanent damages. Folks I was raised about 75 miles west of Chicago and I grew up a Cubs fan and my Brother was a life long Sox fan plus I spent many hours working throughout Chicago-land so Chicago has always been one of my favorite big Cities. But, I felt then as I still do now, that this event gave the whole City of Chicago and all of Her Citizens a Black Eye. This was a defamation to the character of this excellent City and to Her People.
This violence that we are seeing throughout Our Nation is not done to honor Mr. Floyd nor any of the others whom have died at the hands of various Police Officers throughout the years. This violence only draws attention to all of the negatives stereotyped into America’s Black society, confirming all the negative slang and foul words cast at them. It is well within the benefit to all Black people of this time to make sure that no Black people are ever involved in any “riot” type crimes. Every one (act of violence) that happens is a slap in the face to all honest decent Black Folks, and it is a slap at the memory of Mr. Floyd.