Coard

“I don’t want you to get ‘shooted.’”

That’s what a four-year-old Black child on July 6, 2016 at 9:20 p.m. told her handcuffed mother- the courageous and composed Diamond Reynolds- while they were seated in the rear of a patrol car after a Minnesota police officer had fired seven shots into a vehicle wherein Philando Castile was the driver as the three of them were on a summertime family outing. Despite Castile’s total compliance with the law and with the cop’s orders, the cop killed him anyway. And he did it with that child in Castile’s back seat. In fact, one of his seven fired bullets passed through the driver’s seat and nearly hit the child, coming just a few inches from where she was seated. Stop and think about that for a minute.

Because The Philadelphia Tribune is a reputable and respected newspaper, I’m not going to say what I’m thinking. If I did, it would demean this dignified and historic Black publication by being full of unrestrained profanity. Not only did the cop kill an innocent Black man with an innocent Black woman present- but more important- he did it with a defenseless child present. Once again, stop and think about that for a minute.

After Castile was victimized by that cop’s inhuman and murderous callousness, he was killed a second time- with his family being traumatized a second time- when a jury of ten racist whites and two traitorous Blacks on June 16 incredibly and outrageously acquitted the cop of all charges, which included one count of manslaughter and two counts of intentionally discharging a firearm that endangers safety.

James Baldwin once said, “To be Black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.” I am Black and I am conscious. That’s why I’m enraged. And that rage has caused me to justifiably hate America. Although I have literally hundreds of reasons for hating this country, I’ll list just 25 right now:

1. The killing of Castile, the endangerment of his family, and the verdict of the jury

2. The 571 persons killed by police in 2017 so far (with many more to come within the next six months), the 1,161 in 2016, the 1,216 in 2015, and the several thousands of others during the past ten years and earlier

3. The invasion by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and the resulting genocide- including the Trail of Tears from 1830 through 1839- of more than 100 million Red men, women, and children through the early 1900s

4. Slavery from 1619-1865

5. The 27 slave-holding/slave-shipping/slave-investing Founding Fathers among the 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776

6. July Fourth from 1776-1865

7. The Naturalization Act of 1790 that restricted immigration to “white persons” and excluded people of color

8. The pro-slavery Star-Spangled Banner written in 1814 by slaveholder Francis Scott Key and adopted as the national anthem in 1931

9. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that “Blacks have no rights that whites are bound to respect” in the 1857 Dred Scott case

10. The clause in the 13th Amendment of 1865 that legalized the unjust imprisonment of formerly enslaved Blacks and also led to today’s mass incarceration

11. The Black Codes, sharecropping, and convict leasing, all beginning in 1865

12. The Jim Crow era from 1877-1954 (and later)

13. The 4,743 documented lynchings from 1882-1968 and many more that remain undocumented

14. The fact that more Blacks are being killed each week by police (about 2.0) than were lynched each week by mobs (about 1.25) from 1882-1890

15. The U.S. government’s redlining from 1934-1962 when it authorized $120 billion in federal home loans exclusively to whites in order to create good neighborhoods for them, while creating ghettos for Blacks

16. And the substandard education resulting from the aforementioned redlining since property taxes fund local schools

17. And the high unemployment resulting from the aforesaid substandard education since bad schools result in rejected job applications

18. The internment of nearly 130,000 Japanese Americans in ten concentration camps from 1942-1946

19. California’s Mulford Act of 1967 that was designed to ban the Black Panthers from publicly carrying arms to defend themselves and their communities

20. Stop & Frisk

21. Hurricane Katrina and defective levees in New Orleans resulting in nearly 2,000 deaths in 2005

22. The ongoing Flint, Michigan poison water crisis since 2014

23. This racist, sexist, misogynistic, classist, Islamophobic, and homophobic country’s election of a racist, sexist, misogynistic, classist, Islamophobic, and homophobic fake president in 2016

24. This country’s warmongering for 224 years since it was founded 241 years ago in 1776, which equals 93 percent of its existence up to and including 2017

25. Still no reparations as of 2017

I know that many racist whites will say, “America- love it or leave it.” In response, I’ll say, “I will leave it. But first, pay Black folks the $59.2 trillion you owe us for the forced labor of our enslaved ancestors. Second, return the 2.3 billion acres of land you stole from the indigenous people. And three, go back to Europe since you were never invited here anyway.”

For the 25 reasons I listed, as well as many more, I hate America. But I love that little four-year-old Black girl. And I will fight- by any means necessary- to make sure that she and all Black children (as well as Black adults) “don’t get ‘shooted’” by racist cops who are acquitted by racist juries and protected by racist judges in this racist country.

Stay tuned.

Michael Coard, Esquire can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. His “Radio Courtroom” show can be heard on WURD900AM. And his “TV Courtroom” show can be seen on PhillyCam/Verizon/Comcast.

(75) comments

Guest

You want a country that doesn't forgive crime after there time is finished, a country that doesn't care about its citizen and denies healthcare to its citizen because its a privilege not a right in the American citizen's mind, a country that has the largest military that is dehumanized and evil to repent? No, the average American is afraid of change like the little b*tches they are. Americans deserve only pain and suffering for massacring Native Americans, Blacks, Mexicans. The saying is: They came for the blacks then they came for the Mexicans then the gays then they will come for you.
- a white man.

Guest

Oh boy. What time is it? 7:45? Okay, here we go.
First let’s start off with the fact that I, myself, am a white American. Oh yes it’s me. Be afraid because I hate change and plan to massacre all other races for which I, sitting here, deserve eternal torture. Are we all not human beings on the inside? Will we only let the past actions of those before us define who we are today? Are we going to stand by and watch as hate pours from the mouths of others and Chatrooms on our computers? I would rather not, no matter who we are or where we are. From a realistic standpoint, there will always be unfairness. There will never be world peace. Only human we are susceptible to the moment’s emotion and all that happens around us. We have done terrible, horrible things. We have fought for greatness. We have failed and we have succeeded. I ask you today, what are you, or anyone else for that matter, going to accomplish by doing what you just did? Rattling off on how despicable all Americans are, how we deserve torment for massacring the blacks, Mexicans, and native Americans. I myself would prefer to live a life of change, reality, and love. I do not want to stand by in cold bitterness, despite being a cynical human at times. I take it upon myself to be a person of perseverance and to accept that I will always be only who I am and what I may become. Maybe, you should too.

Guest

you are brilliant, sir.

Guest

Eternal torture is too lofty a goal, simply stripping white power from the government is all that is desired, my friend. That is why whites fear free speech like this elegant article.

Guest

Hate breeds hate. Especially in the words you speak. I'm black and am ashamed at the hate we breed. Instead of seeking pointless retribution, why not take personal responsibility and work for positive change? Hatred will only corrupt you in the end. Wake up.

Guest

You are just another one of those Americans that make excuses! Why don't you get off your lazy complaining racist butt and do something besides make excuses. It's easy to make excuses but it's hard to keep your head down and work hard. There will always be racism whether you like it or not but there doesn't always have to be people like you who complain and drag down society with your bitching. Stfu and do something with your life

-Proud American that hates Tolerable complaining excuse makers

Guest

Your comment shows that YOU are the real racist around here! You should do something with your life other than endorsing an overrated war-loving and conservative place.

A Canadian.

Very true.

Guest

*ignorant sheep slave of CNN

A Canadian.

Why don’t we all move to Canada. I promise you won’t go into debt if you need a heart transplant.

Guest

You'll just die waiting for the heart transplant.

Guest

Seriously?
Buffalo soldiers were not enslaved or forced in any way shape or form. Blacks killed natives and in mass numbers.

Guest

I am a white lady, and i hate this country too. But I hope you understand that you are not alone- we are not all bad. I would love to go to Europe or maybe Canada, but they won’t take me.

Guest

Stay in your country please. Thanks.

Guest-KK

Why won't they take you?

Guest

I am s white felon who owes $60k, and not allowed to leave the country. I hate America deeply and want to move to Thailand.

Guest

Why are you not allowed?

Guest

Im gay and i have experenced no discrimination in my country. I love America. What happened in the past isnt relevant today. Yes, I am white, but i have never owned a slave. Yes, I am white, but i have never killed an indian. All of that is gone and done and every country has a rocky history. Saying that whites now-a-days have to pay is like how in North Korea a generation of a family is punished for what one person did. And i hope you know that Africa had much more slavery in it than America ever had. Blacks, in fact, sold us other blacks so black people are far from the victim. There were many black slace masters in Africa and even some freed blacks in America went on to own slaves.
On the topic of crime, of course blacks are being killed more because they commit much more crime than whites. In fact, if you do the math, blacks are killed proportionally less than whites if you take into account their small makeup of the country and their rate of crime.

Guest

Die tonight please f%g

Guest

I hope you get AIDS

Guest

well said ..show me a person of ANY race without sin of some type and I will show you Jesus Christ or a liar. It happened get over it,,, The jews were slaves LONGER than any other race then MURDERED by the millions and burned...I here no whining from them.

A Canadian.

I think he forgot to mention America caused the suffering of thousands of innocent Japanese people and children. Thousands suffering from cancer.

Guest

And you don't say that to Germany?

Jimmy

So how about the Irish and others that were discriminated against? You're the racist here and I do hope you leave. Why should you get paid on something that happened over 150 years ago? Stop living in the past you racist pos.

Guest

Hey, I’m an American. Most of us are exploited by the liars that run this country. We as workers must unite and fight the modern slavery that capitalism is.

Guest

So, what I basically got out of this is, "White people are evil, I'm racist against white people. Mexicans and black people and asians and, well, as long as you are not white, you are a good person. Mexico is great, nothing wrong there. Plenty of opportunities down there. I mean, white is the minority there, so it has to be a country full of outstanding individuals. RIGHT?!"

Guest

You are right that black people are killed by cops more often than white people. That's because black people are involved in far more violent crimes than any other race. I don't hate black people, but that doesn't mean I will ignore the facts people like you love to do. In a country, where white people are the vast majority of the population, they are going to hold most of the power. Guess what? In Asia, Asians hold most of the power. And in Africa, black people hold the majority of power. Who would have thought? And most Native American tribes didn't believe in land ownership and were completely nomadic.
We cant steal what's not owned. I'm not saying white people haven't done horrible things, we have. And we will again in the future. But don't play the victim card and say that black people, latino or hispanic, Chinese, Japanese, etc haven't done terrible things as well. If everyone had to pay for reparations for all the horrible things we have done, than many governments would owe just as much, if not more than the United States. You might hate the United States, but if you learn more about other countries around the world, you might find that you hate them even more. Think on that.

Me

Exactly

Guest

visit https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/topic-pages/tables/table-21 about crime demographics (includes every race)

Guest

I have spent hours to find an response to concur with. Thank you, I would like to repeat your words and know the issue from inside out, personally and politically

Guest

Probably the worst thing you have ever written sir. Living in, and blaming the past for your current misfortunes is a personal problem. No way does the color or your skin deeply determine the outcome of your life anymore. I understand that racist things still happen, but the majority of that stuff is small things, get over yourself and start fighting like a man.

Guest

I am a proud American who is not a racist. I live in a diverse community filled with Mexicans, blacks, whites, Asians, you name it. No one that I know or anyone I’ve seen has discriminated against any race. There’s no reason to make whites payback the blacks. Are you joking?! I didn’t lynch, I didn’t whip, I didn’t force anyone to work without pay. How dare you make me pay for the actions of my ancestors, who I never met, who I know nothing about. And before you go off on me ask yourself this question, If a black police officer killed a white man, and was charged with manslaughter, would you convict? And also the majority of these white officer killings of black men where have they all been? In ghettos, where crime and drugs thrive.

Guest

Do you benefit from the racist actions of your ancestors? Yes, you do. As do I. Every single day in a hundred way. No need to feel guilty. You didn't choose to be born white, any more than I did. But if you continue to benefit from the actions of your ancestors, then you need to take on the responsibility for their actions. AS I do.

Guest

What do you do to take reaponsibilities for your ancestors’ actions? Do you pay black people? Do you give charity? Do you do community work? I think not. Get off your soapbox and stop being hypocritical.

Guest

I was born into a white, middle class family. In high school my parent adopted a young black girl (a friend of my sister's) who had spent her life in foster homes run by awful people. We weren't rich or advantaged in any way but we loved her and made her a part of our family because she was our family. Senior year she made the front page of our small towns paper because she received a full ride to a well respected, private University, despite having such a hard life. After she graduated college she even received a check for more money because it hadn't all been spent. She was then hired for a major company and entered into a minority program where she was fast tracked into management, and moved on with her life and has not come home in over a decade. Meanwhile, my sister, who had far superior grades and many more clubs and activities than the two of us, is accepted to a private University but can't go because she can't afford it and both she and I end up going to state school and are still paying on student loans 10 years later. We quailified for financial aid but the scholarships for lower middle class white girls were not so abundant. On top of drowning in student loans, my parents did what they could to help us to get started but I work hard every day and have never gotten a job or promotion or any sort of advantage, nor have I ever taken a single handout or even really been offered one, to be honest. So please explain to me how I am benefiting from the atrocities of my ancestors? Please explain to me how I can pay out my reparations to people, like my foster sister who, unlike me, HAVE benefited from the race they were born. Apparently, according to you I am taking for granted all of these benefits and opportunities I alledgedly have as a white American. Maybe I'm just confused, as articles like these love to point out, I am genetically predisposed to be ignorant and racist

Guest

Well, that's what your ancestors did, determine someone's life by their skin color

Guest

hey I am white and I absolutely agree with you

destroy America, slaughter the rich, and establish communism

Guest

Yes because communism worked so well in Russia, Vietnam, North Korea , and China

American-Russian Typical Middle Schooler

wow, you’re a comedy genius. okay look, i’m trying to see things from your point of view but i can’t get my head that far up my a**. i genuinely hope you’re being sarcastic, and if not i wish that you get educated instead of intoxicating our lives with your ignorance.

Guest

I'm white so I must be a racist. That's what I got out of this. You want equality but yet see the color of my skin as the one holding you back even though I've done nothing to you. You rationalize whites as being evil through racist stereotypes that happened years before I was even born. You demand equality but segregate yourself with black only publications and events that celebrate your culture but cry racism if a white celebrates their culture. You mention education but Japan spends far less per student than the US but they outrank us in every subject. You mention crime but Blacks are 7 times more likely to murder someone and 8 times more likely to rob someone than whites. You mention reparations for what happened to your ancestors from people that had no involvement in the crimes against blacks. My whiteness still lives paycheck to paycheck, eating ramen noodles, and wondering when I'll find that next job that will put a little more food on the table or pay an extra bill. If you take away our skin colors, we aren't that much different. American didn't cause your problems. The corporate masters did just like most of us whites.

Guest

Poor people are more likely to commit crimes. Black are more likely to be poor, because of centuries of white racism. So please refrain from citing crime statistics in any discussion of racism.

Guest

So what you are saying is because blacks are poor this gives them the right to murder and steal? Should police stop disciplining blacks for crimes just people they are poor? If this were to happen, America would be in anarchy. Its very easy to tell that your thinking is flawed.

Guest

So why is it that other races that come to America with NOTHING ,do better than the vast majority of Blacks? Most cant even speak the language , yet they thrive why the blacks sit and home with thier hands out?? tell me please>....

Guest

Read the comments here made by your fellow white c*nts. Then you'll see why we hate you people.

Guest

Explain how. All I see is fellow whites defending our country from some of these bullshit claims. Y'all call us senstive, but you're no better when we try to defend ourselves.

Guest

Notice how just like the KKK wore white sheets because they knew what they were doing was sick and wrong, people cloaked with specious logic and anon internet text, racists flock to post comments when anger towards cruel biased action taken by one person against another occurs. Some one says >>> a group of people beat a man to death for no justifiable reason>>>Who in their right mind swoops in to defend the hate crazed mob? No one. That is how people can tell who is empathetic and proposing action for bettering the world, and who is mad because they are part of the mob and they got caught and called out. White/"wanna-be white" racists need to start thinning their heard, so as not to be so obvious and openly stupid.

Dwight

I'd gladly pay to send blacks back to Africa. Sounds like fair "retributions" if you ask me. They win by getting to go home. We win by having livable, safe cities again.

Guest

The comments are all white rationalization and white denial, as always occurs when a black speaks of racism.

Guest

From the words of a black man. This is the stupidest post I've ever read lol. If you want money work for it. YOU NOR I get free hand outs because of what our Ancestors did. There is no longer slaves nor is there slave owners and there hasn't been since the 1900s. know what that means ? There all 6 feet under so take it up with the dead people not the hard working honest people of today.. Money wasn't a slaves concern freedom was. You think your entitled but all you deserve it to keep being a bitter broke. Your a disgrace to blacks. your a disgrace to man kind. You probably sit on your butt and draw food stamps and government assistance. I bet anything you do. Get a life

Guest

I am a white man here and I agree with everything you've said. Most white people get defensive or angry when you talk about what we did to so many ethnic and racial minorities. Why? Mostly because no one likes having their wrongs pointed out to them. Mostly because we know we did pretty bad things to a lot of people and it's been acknowledged (has it really, though?) and we want to move on. The problem is that we whites can never move on from this unless the people we did wrong are given justice. If black people can trace their ancestors to slaves then yes, they absolutely should get reparations. Native Americans should also be compensated for the land we took. We need to fix our wrongs instead of telling people to "get over it!" But the thing is a large portion of white people are not ready to do that and some will never be ready to do that.

Guest

Great, then maybe you can pay. The rest of us refuse to be blamed for what our ancestors did. This is all so stupid, and it will just lead to the complete breakdown of our already fragile society. I agree that America isn’t free like it claims, and we have a lot of injustices that continue to go on, but all of the crazy proposals to make the entire white race pay up is so racist and stupid and won’t solve anything.

Guest

Im gay and i have experenced no discrimination in my country. I love America. What happened in the past isnt relevant today. Yes, I am white, but i have never owned a slave. Yes, I am white, but i have never killed an indian. All of that is gone and done and every country has a rocky history. Saying that whites now-a-days have to pay is like how in North Korea a generation of a family is punished for what one person did. And i hope you know that Africa had much more slavery in it than America ever had. Blacks, in fact, sold us other blacks so black people are far from the victim. There were many black slace masters in Africa and even some freed blacks in America went on to own slaves.
On the topic of crime, of course blacks are being killed more because they commit much more crime than whites. In fact, if you do the math, blacks are killed proportionally less than whites if you take into account their small makeup of the country and their rate of crime.

Guest

This may be the most bigoted thing that I have ever read. Yes, here in America in 2018, I own a slave, I hate black people, I massacre Indians (they definitely don't have their own reserves with their own laws here), and I hate gay people. And that's everyone in America. We are exactly like we were 300 years ago. This article is full of prejudice, hate speech, and unfair pointing of fingers to those who have no control over what their ancestors did.

Guest

Why do there have to be ethnic divisions at all? Aren’t we all human? If someone hates America so much, they are FREE to leave at any time, because of the blood shed by many different races and all that blood was the same color. God created different skin pigmentation because of the climates the people lived in, not to segregate us. I have friends who have many different skin colors and we all agree that most discrimination does not come from whites, but from those who say they are being discriminated against. Those who still see skin color instead of just a person. Those who keep living in a past that they were never part of instead of trying to make the present and future discrimination free. Hate hurts the hater most of all. They live in a self-imposed prison but I know an escape. JESUS! He was discriminated against by his own people, tried and convicted, though he committed no crime and nailed to a cross so that we would all be free. With His love, He conquered death and so I pray that you will come to Him and let go of your hate. Nothing you have done is unforgiveable by Christ. Don’t you want to live in peace?

Guest

ok pay attention and I will try to pound it in your heads. You and I are BLESSED to be here. The continent you are from is a Pest ridden and horrible place. I have been there and KNOW how bad it is. Its the LAST place on Earth with active slavery. You have been beating up on a group of people that you JUST got done list faults. You do realize you are attacking a LARGE group of people that you have described as able to wipe out whole races and country s when angered. Lately you have taken to physically attacking this large and HEAVILY armed group. Please tell me you are not stupid enough to kick a lion that is sleeping. Think about it and look to the Jews who have THRIVED after all they have been put through.

Guest

As an American, I had fun reading this as it was pretty much a comedy skit. The amount of information this article gets wrong and the amount of truth it stretches is actually pretty entertaining to read. The author probably bumped shoulders with a white person while walking on the street and then went home and wrote 25 reasons why America is worse than the Third Reich. (P.S. Columbus wasn't American)

Guest

Thank you for a good laugh. I agree I had a tough time deciding if the author of this article was being satirical or not.

Nelson X

Thank you for writing this article. Clearly, you have pissed off a lot of racist no-good humanoids for talking about these hard facts and truths they hate to face or hear about. Some of the comments I already knew I would see like "stop making excuses" and "get over the past," "Africa practiced slavery" and more of the overused, overplayed excuses for the hatred and bigotry displayed by white devils day in and day out.

The best thing we can do is get an online teaching job, pack up our belongings and "go back to Africa." At least we wont' have to worry about people ASSuming that we are nothing more than a bunch of loud, violent, hip-hopping thieves; I get so sick of reading those comments by white people. Not only do I not engage in those activities but most other black people do not either.

How would you like to read from blog post to news site "stop burning down our houses/lynching our brothers and sister and maybe our black cops will stop killing your innocent children. Just do the right thing." ?

I am SO happy that my ticket to South Africa has already been purchased and I WILL eventually renounced my citizenship from this stolen land (remembrance to the all of the millions of mass-murdered Native Americans, African Negroes and Mexicans by the white man/European/AmeriKKKans/Americans.

Guest

None of us are denying what bad things we did. Those that do need serious help. But you are generalizing all of us, which is unfair. Isn't that in itself racist? Calling us "white devils"? Think we're all full of hate and bigotry? I'm American, but I think im a decent person. I also have many friends like me who are absolutely nice, probably the nicest people I've ever known.

Also, what happened in the past IS irrelevant today. Why? Simple, it happened over 200 years ago. We are trying to move forward. The Trail of Tears, slavery all left massive scars of the U.S. and will forever. However, that does not define us all today.

Guest

The first impression i got when i first come to america was that actually the blacks are the racist not the whites

Guest

Its true in more ways than one. But is also true the other way. In every race there will be racists. Not just whites. Not just blacks.

Guest

I'm 30 years old, white male, grew up in suburbia. Growing up, I had every privilege you would expect for a middle-class white family.

Yet, something always seemed /off/...but I was never able to figure it out. Something about "authority" was off...something about schedules and routines and "going to work" and money was off...something about "it's just the way things are" was off...

I won't regale you with the story of my enlightenment, but I see the world much more clearly now. I see how power corrupts, I see how divisive politics is, I see how selfishly corporations manipulate political agendas, I see how voting is a farce, I see how police depend on coercion to enforce their "authority", I see how media brainwashes the masses, I see how people are kept in delusion, I see how taxation is theft, I see our "leaders" murder and get away with it, I see how oppression is kept covert as long as possible so that most people do not know they are oppressed.

Now that I see it, I feel the weight of it and I empathize: “To be Black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.”
I will never know what it is like to have dark skin in this country. My sympathy won't make your life easier and it is no reparation for those whose lives have been lost or whose freedoms were unjustly taken. But perhaps the knowledge that you are not alone, that there are people in the white community who see it, who feel it, who hate it, can give you some hope.

I hate America because I hate oppression.

Guest

Dylan is that you?

Thank You

I appreciate you writing this article and pointing out and reminding all of the ways in which this country needs to change. I see so many angry comments in this thread and I find it a bit ironic as most of them are claiming to be from Caucasian men. If that is actually true, then it only strengthens the validity of your argument and article!!

Guest

I hate everyone equally.

White Guy

I'm sorry that you are experiencing mental problems. Bless your heart.

Guest

Capitalism in America has created a society driven by greed. Hhumanity may seem lost to outsiders, but we, the caring and noble, are here at the bottom keeping each other warm. We will unite and rise again.

Guest

There’s only one race, the human race


Oh shoot, I forgot nascar

Nom De Plume

Listen up you bunch of scallawags! That's what my grandmother often said to us & about us when she caught a bunch of us, including neighbor, fighting! Just so you understand it clearly, however our people came here to the US, whether it was through slaves, refugees, wanderers, nomads, wealthy, poor, with nothing or whatever they were...we are all here today in the USA as children of immigrants!

I love all the groups of people we collectively represent, ie White, Black, Red, Yellow...Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Irish, Scottish, British, Welsh, German, Swedish, Viking, Jewish, French, Scandinavian, Native-American, Syrian etc etc etc! I'm so proud to be a USAmerican mutt of sorts & I love that all these different peoples came together to create me! I love the USA, I loved my father who served voluntarily nobly & honorably this wonderful country, putting his life on the line several times because he believed in the ideals of the USA & just like my father, I'm starry-eyed for the USA too! I wish we all could be! I wish we could set aside our difference to take the time to see that we all have more things in common with each other than we have differences! All lives matter, Black, White, Yellow or Red! Can you really think that God loves any of us more than another? I believe He put us all down here trusting we could & would somehow work things out with each other, forgiving each other for all our racist behaviors, comments & sins, forgiving each other for all the sins of the past, looking towards the future & recognizing there are a lot of misconceptions, misunderstandings & false accusations on both sides! We have all done wrong & none of us are without sins so let's recognize this then move forward planning to do better with each other! It will be a little uncomfortable at first because we have to learn new steps to a new dance so to speak but if we can/will we will be making a new world for our children & grandchildren etc!

So let's all make a truce with each other, lay down our swords & truly beat them into plowshares, just like the scriptures say! No more fighting, no more learning war, no more threatening one another, no more calling each other ugly names & no more bringing up or stirring up the past so could truly getting along. Do you really think God is going to let all of us continue this kind of fighting when we get on the other side? I really don't believe that's what heaven is about, do you you? So let's begin now to make peace here in the USA, the kind of peace we all want...peace in our hearts, peace that sings freedom, freedom from hatred which only comes from satan & not from God! What do you think?

A "rAcIsT wHiTe"

It is a true fact that there is a whole lot of racism aimed at the whites these days. And the above article proves my point. Classifying all whites as "racist" because of the mistakes of our ancestors.
As a side note. It's delicious when people act like the U.S. was the only country to have slavery, and completely ignore how America was one of the first countries to abolish it. In my opinion you are just blaming the "racist whites" for every single problem you have.

Unusual white guy

I'm white. But let me promise you, I hate white supremacy. I also hate america, and the mass genocide, and the killing of thousands of unarmed men women and children in the streets. I lost a very dear friend of mine to police brutality. I was so distraught by what I saw.. The racism against minorities in this country is appalling. Martin Luther King proposed the idea that white america needs to own up to this problem and do something to help change it. When I see white men saying, "well its not my fault for things my ancestors did. Don't hate me," they are a PART of the problem. Many deflect blame saying its not their fault, and not their problem, and its a cop out. We need to speak against white supremacy, and be a part of the solution. It is our duty to fight injustice where we see it and accept responsibility and accountability for systematic oppression. Otherwise these things will continue to happen. Jesus Christ of the bible is a Hebrew, Jesus is a man with melanin. The Aryans painted Jesus as a white man, and no one can figure out why? Because the chosen race of God has melanin. The Aryans are the gentile race and we have too much pride and ego to admit that we are the gentiles. The good news is that Jesus calls both the chosen of Israel as well as the gentiles to eternity with him as equals. We must abandon systems of slavery on earth and surrender our vanity and pride. And until white people grasp this idea, these problems are only going to continue. Its time to own up and accept responsibility and accountability for white supremacy and seek to destroy it at all costs.

Guest

ΙΗΣΟΥΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ is jesus christ in strong greek. There are a bunch of 6's in this name.

Guest

wait i take that back not all islamics are rapists, acid throwers, or jihadists, one of my friends lives in istanbul...sorry ....we have a few select people, groups who do these things but there is a few good people out there. but the majority lie, cheat, steal, rape, and abuse other people(s). and for all you Islamiphobes out there..they did not do (9/11) we did its in the illuminati game cards a real game card deck you can buy on ebay..the masters of this planet are the ones with the 1 eye this is who you should wage war on the illuminati (our government). Btw can anyone tell me if Rumsfeld in 2001 ever found those trillions of dollars missing right just before 9/11.

Guest

there are things that should never have happened but it did. No going back. Never should have had wounded knee, trail of tears, slavery, everything in your post never should have happened, but you know what man kind has been beating man kind forever whether its the greeks, romans, egyptians, all civilizations abused its own citizens killing each other, sacrificing, yes some no longer exist like the aztecs and human sacrifices, hitler and the hebrews, Even Megiddo was fought 15 century b.c. because this is how man is. Man wants to rule, dominate, tax, war, kill, hurt, and im not gonna say because of Cain and Abel..(the bible lies). It is human nature to steal, cheat, lie, alcoholics, druggies and drunkards, racist because you look different, and rape, yes rape look at all the islamic people who rape women who get out of hand. Who is there to save their souls when their penises is always stabbing people and all those acid face throwers but im sure some american street girls would love that. You cant kill human nature, if God does exist (i have hope) then we are indeed in h*ll..God cannot exist in h*ll. Shakespeare said it best "h*ll is empty all the demons are here". Think about it h*ll is Earth...Earth is h*ll..it is only heaven for those who are rich and can chew up the poorer ones. But you cannot get rid of man, how do you free h*ll of its inmates. Why do millions of babies get aborted every day, not ever getting the chance to see the sun, drink a glass of water, smell a rose, and yet there are some who still dont even get to drink water cause it all costs 2$ a bottle, or its filthy with human plastic wastes.

militaryjay88

Love this article and he never said all. This is why for being Puerto Rican, I tend to distance myself with many of the title and privileged people. Many hate the truth! Like my lovely wife would say, their is no changing a stone cold denial. They will always justify their bullshit and I will say it again. Its in the history, Facts!

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