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Dear White People. Dear Humans. Another skinny white girl talking about racism in America...

Dear fellow white people: please stop using the reference "All Lives Matter". Also stop using the reference "white privilege". One is a defensive action, the other is white guilt trying to force white guilt. Both assume that you understand what it means to be a black citizen in this country. Both are responses to white guilt. I do not know the struggle, and I am not guilty just because I was born white. I've done nothing wrong, I will not apologize for something I had no control over. White privilege was never something I experienced, especially while I grew up in trailer parks...with other poor white people.

How about instead of indignation, we just all support the cause of Black Lives Matter? This will be your way of showing that all lives matter without saying it. When there is a peaceful protest, maybe you should join. There should be blacks, whites, cops, hispanics, everyone joining together. We don't have to be on any one side other than justice. Any protest should be peaceful.

Imagine if while Martin Luther King Jr. were giving his speech..."We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Then women started protesting, "WOMEN ARE EQUAL TOO!"

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

My assumption is that he was expecting all races to stop judging people by the colors of their skin. I mean, how else could they hold hands as sisters and brothers?

Dear humans: Cops should be respected, whether at a traffic stop or a protest. They are there to protect and serve, not to harm citizens. If you are asked to do something by a cop, then please do it. You really shouldn't treat all cops as if they are out to get you before you've met them. They aren't. You should still be vigilant, just in case you found that one.

Truth: Cops piss everyone off. I've been in vehicles with people (white) that could have gotten traffic warnings from a cop, but they acted like assholes and received tickets. Be nice and generally things end with a warning.

When you, an innocent civilian meets a cop, you do not know if they are a typical cop doing their job or they are a racist asshole looking for a reason to shoot you. You also don't know what will cause this potentially good or bad cop to view something as potentially threatening. The cop is in a similar situation, they do not know if they are stopping in order to give a typical citation or to get shot. Not due to race these days, but the climate surrounding cops in general. Most of these situations end with both parties leaving safely. Most cops are good, most civilians are good, of every race. I say most, but I think people typically suck no matter the race. Self interest runs deep.

Every cop, no matter the race, faces concern every single day they work. When you get pulled over, you will likely not see another cop for a lengthy amount of time from this moment. Every traffic stop and every call is potentially dangerous for a cop. I imagine there must be some amount of stress that would cause what looks like a non-threatening situation after the fact, to escalate if someone is not acting as predicted. Yes, I do believe this is something especially true for cops that are working in typically dangerous neighborhoods. Or neighborhoods where drugs are commonly sold.

Yes, black people are incarcerated at higher rates than white people for selling drugs. Again yes, it is more likely for white people to sell drugs. The major difference here is the way these drugs are sold. Black people generally sell outside in the open, white people generally tend to sell indoors to their friends and acquaintances. You're not likely to get caught this way. Marijuana is common. It is also a dumb reason to arrest people. Common drug --> common arrest --> overpopulated prisons. Common sense people.


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