Walter Wallace is killed by police and Phili goes stupid over a Black man being killed. Has there been anybody killed by police that wasn’t doing something fucked up? Walter Wallace may have been a Black man, but he was also a Black man with a knife running up on cops.
I don’t mean to slight any of the persons killed by police, but how many of these have been because the person did stupid just before getting shot? This is a difference between White people and Black people. When a White person does stupid and gets his ass beat up or shot by the cops we assess the situation and the moment stupid observed, we are done. Then we let it go. Black people support Black people regardless the stupid criteria, which is kinda messed up. You have to consider that that could be you or a family member having to deal with the likes of Walter Wallace dancing around acting the fool with a knife. Don’t forget men have been killed by a single stabbing. Nobody should have to stand around and wait for someone to feel lucky and stab them.
A lot of the recent Police killing of Black people has been due to the emotionally charged want of more, but why are black people creating the incidents leading to their own deaths? Right now is when Black people demonstrate they can function without being the problem. Black people should be showing they can stop the violence, put an end to destruction of others property, and seek to bring about racial harmony.
If Wallace was White, Black people would not give a shit if he was shot. You know it’s true. And if Wallace was White and came dancing around with a knife, we would ask, What’s he doing with that knife? And, most of us would say . . .” trying to get killed.” And that would be the end of the story.
There is no true merit in supporting a person endangering himself or others. So why do it? Wouldn’t you cause have better meaning if it supported those that did not bring about their own end, themselves? How do you stand for a man that creates his own failure? Is it racist do support him, regardless his own fault because of the color of his skin?
( I wrote this hoping to get an answer. Are Black people protesting Black people doing wrongs, just because of the color of their skin? And, if the Black guy was White . . . Would he be given the same support?)