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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yes, The Charges Have Been Dropped for One But....

I am still angry that we have not heard more. Some one has said that it was just a noose that started it all. Just a prank. That the anger that has occurred because of that is not appropriate. HELLO?? Do you know our history? Why is it ok to get angry when someone cuts us off on the road but not when someone insults a race, threatens a race with a very cruel past? It wasn't a cute display of Us versus Them. It was hatred. It was "putting someone in their place". It was uncalled for. If my child had done this I would have marched him all over town apologizing to every person that it affected.

We can't have it be "fine" for one group and not another. We can't say "Boys will be Boys" when a noose is hung from a tree but have the DA threaten all blacks students so the won't step out of line. We can't say "Boys will be Boys" when they hit another black student with a glass bottle with the intent to harm and charge Black students with attempted murder. We should not have one set of rules for one group but then change them for another. I know it has been the American way for years even decades. We can do better. We better do better... for our boys that will be men.

Don't stop BEING better. Don't stop DOING better. They need us better.


  • At 7:55 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

    "just a noose"...????

    Amen, amen, amen to each and every word you wrote. We can do better. We have to.

  • At 7:03 PM , Blogger Chelle Y. said...

    It's sickening! Just sickening!

    Great post!


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