It’s Called Systemic Institutionalized Racism

Jun 16, 2017 | | 2 comments

#BlackLivesMatter citizens of the United States. How long before #TruthandReconciliation happens?

“Police officers are seldom charged for fatal on-duty shootings and convictions are even less common. Castile’s death came at a time of intense scrutiny on fatal shootings by police, and the viral video of his final moments spurred heated demonstrations that continued for weeks.”

It’s called systemic institutionalized racism, brought on by four hundred years of white society indifference to the history of blacks in America.

Minn. officer acquitted of manslaughter for shooting Philando Castile during traffic stop
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/06/16/minn-officer-acquitted-of-manslaughter-for-shooting-philando-castile-during-traffic-stop/?utm_term=.cb119ab8d07b
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled Castile’s car over in Falcon Heights, a suburb near Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the officer later said he thought Castile matched the description of a suspect in a robbery. The stop quickly escalated.
Yanez fired into the car, saying later he thought Castile was going for his gun, a claim Castile’s girlfriend, sitting in the seat next to him, disputed.

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It is time for #TruthandReconciliation in the United States of America. It’s time to end legalized murder.

Wake up, see “the NRA. The group’s most fiercely held belief is supposed to be that law-abiding citizens shouldn’t be burdened — let alone killed in cold blood — by repressive agents of the government just because they want to protect themselves and exercise their Second Amendment rights. Castile should be a martyr for the NRA, while Yanez — who reached for the holster of his service weapon as soon as Castile mentioned he was armed (legally permitted to carry) — should be its bogeyman. It feels banal to even say it out loud: If Castile had been white instead of black, the NRA would have been rallying behind him and his family since the moment of his death, and fundraising off his memory for the rest of time.”

Philando Castile Should Be the NRA’s Perfect Cause Célèbre. There’s Just One Problem.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/17/after_jeronimo_yanez_acquittal_philando_castile_should_be_the_nra_s_perfect.html
Philando Castile received his permit to carry a firearm from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office on June 4, 2015. A year later, Castile had a gun in his pocket when a Minnesota police officer named Jeronimo Yanez pulled him over and shot him dead. According to dashcam footage, Yanez decided to open fire after Castile told him, truthfully and calmly, that he had a gun on him. During a three-week-long trial that ended Friday in an acquittal, Yanez testified that he shot Castile because he believed Castile was reaching for his weapon and therefore presented an imminent threat to the officer’s life.
The jury’s decision to acquit Yanez, who had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm, left Castile’s loved ones angry and heartbroken, sparked a 1,500-person protest in St. Paul, and provoked a profound outpouring of grief on social media.
Staying conspicuously silent on the Yanez verdict so far is an organization that can typically be counted on to offer extreme and uncompromising advocacy on behalf of licensed American gun owners: the National Rifle Association.

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#PhilandoCastile #NRA #BlackLivesMatter
#Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
#Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

America in one picture. #Hypocrisy #WeSeeYou – Urban Intellectuals, June 16 #ColinKaepernick #WhiteFragility #Resist

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2 Responses

  1. Fight the (fundamentalist) system, kids! – “We’re not allowed to wear shorts, and I’m not sitting in trousers all day — it’s a bit hot,” one of the boys told BBC News.

    Amid an intense heat wave, dozens of British schoolboys went to class wearing girls’ uniform skirts when the head teacher would not relax a dress code banning the more suitable option: shorts.

    It’s so hot in England, schoolboys are wearing skirts
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/22/its-so-hot-in-england-schoolboys-are-wearing-skirts/?utm_term=.60209853926b
    The teenage boys at Isca Academy in Exeter argued it was too hot for pants as temperatures approached 90 degrees Wednesday. Dozens of boys, who borrowed uniform skirts from female friends and sisters, planned to go to class Thursday sporting a new look in protest of the school’s ‘no shorts’ policy.
    These British boys, it seems, are not the only ones to think up such a novel idea.
    In Nantes, France, some male bus drivers showed off similar feminine attire this week to protest the bus company’s ‘no shorts’ policy, arguing pants were too hot during the heat wave, according to the Local.

    #England #IscaAcademy
    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

  2. This evening is the New Moon – the beginning of the naturally occurring next lunar month. This evening also begins the human invented “taking-rest” day – that is otherwise known as the weekend. Welcome to the new month, and have a great day of rest!

    With this said, … one more thought: “You’re telling me that the future is predetermined, but I have always believed that the future is what you make it,” said Carter to the Seer. “Perhaps both are true. Perhaps the future is predetermined by the character of those who shape it,” the Seer responds. #SGA S4E8

    We don’t actually have free will on a conscious level, so shows the evidence of modern neuroscience. But, we do definitely play a part in forming the collective future, based upon how we ultimately participate in this forming at an unconscious level. This includes our making choices before we are even aware of them. And the ultimate revealing of what is to be the present is a balance of our “characters” mixed with random chance and sheer luck (or unluck, for some).

    http://sunmooncalendar.com/

    #Resist #ResistTrump #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #NationalPopularVote #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.

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