by Gray Graham
Can you have a safe place while you are protesting in a public space? That is what some are claiming in the ongoing protests at Mizzou. We have a case where some Afro Americans are missing the point when it comes to the never-ending fight for equality in the United States of America.
Here we have a case where a white professor called for some muscle (que Black mandingo) to remove a student reporter trying to exercise their 1st amendment rights just like the Afro American student protestors were doing.
Their reasoning, they wanted a safe place while standing in a public space protesting the removal of the head of a state university. They felt that he was violating their personal space. They did not know him or trust him. They did not know what type of story he was going to tell and if he was going to say something bad about them.
As idiotic as this sounds, I heard several African American journalists saying the same thing. Apparently they believe that the protestors 1st amendment rights were more important than reporter's 1st amendment rights.
Sound familiar? It should. It is the kind of thing we have heard police officers, Tea Party members, and pretty much anyone against change in the country over the years.
I keep saying the same thing. People don't really want equality. What they want is to get their way and everyone else to bow down to their wants. This holds true for the ultra conservatives, extreme liberals, LGBT community, and pretty much anyone else in America.
I often upset a lot of Afro Americans when they do something blatantly wrong but then justify it by saying the white man did it first. If their standard of morality is that low then they really shouldn’t being chanting for justice.
There is more to being Afro American than having dark skin. There are too many people with dark skin that have replaced Afro American culture and values with white extreme liberal views. There are far too many that fit this definition in the Black media and so-called Black intellectuals. For me this form of racism is more disturbing than the white sheet burning cross kind.
I see a lot of Afro Americans making fun of Ben Carson when he has lived a life that is more keeping with Afro Americans than so many of the “cool Black people” you hear about all the time. This may come as a surprise to many but his beliefs on many things are not that different than the average Afro American. Don't believe me ask a few Afro Americans. Not your cool Black friend or people following you on Facebook, but random Afro Americans on the street, at the barber shop, or the salon.
These students did a lot of good and then ruined it. There were a lot of people that supported them but now this is just going to be on loop on Fox News showing how they stepped all over the Constitution.
And for the record, the moment you decide to speak out in public, about public issues your time as a private citizen ends. The moment you leave your home and walk into a public space your right to privacy ends. People can and will take your picture and observe what you are doing and some may comment about it as news.
This is the cornerstone of America and was the cornerstone of the civil rights movement. As was said on Twitter last night, if you want to start censoring people you better make sure you are in the majority and not the minority because if you are not you are going to get burned.