Posted by Arthur Ruger on November 9, 2016 in 'Tain't funny McGee
The Possible Ks
November 9, 2016 at 5:38 pm
My condolences on the election and I mean that sincerely.
I don’t think of my niece as “a person of colour”, she is just my niece.
Yet being of mixed Irish/Chinese blood, and working in the U.S., I guess she is a person of colour, an ethnic immigrant.
Many of their friends are people of colour,too. Some are black. Some Latino.
They work as young professionals in the U.S.
And they are afraid.
They see this election as giving their fellow American citizens the right to use “justifiable force” laws to kill them just because they want to kill them.
They see police being able to push them and push them until they resist and then kill them for resisting.
The women feel like sexual assault has just been officially sanctioned as “boys will be boys”.
I am a long way from my Irish Ancestors so I have no idea what that feels like.
My folks have been in the New World since the 1830’s. My great grandparents and grandparents fought the labour and social justice wars here at home so I could grow up safe and secure from outright depravity.
I don’t have to be afraid on the level that my niece and her friends are.
And if they are afraid, how terrified must the poor people of colour feel.
You can be very proud of yourself that you stood up and spoke out. Thank you for your efforts.
November 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm
Thank you … wonderful thoughts
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