Ferguson is About White Rage

“The North’s victory in the Civil War did not bring peace. Instead, emancipation brought white resentment that the good ol’ days of black subjugation were over. Legislatures throughout the South scrambled to reinscribe white supremacy and restore the aura of legitimacy that the anti-slavery campaign had tarnished. Lawmakers in several states created the Black Codes, which effectively criminalized blackness, sanctioned forced labor and undermined every tenet of democracy. Even the federal authorities’ promise of 40 acres — land seized from traitors who had tried to destroy the United States of America — crumbled like dust.” ~ Carol Anderson

Ferguson, and the many of attacks on black people — successful or disenfranchised — is about white rage.  Sure, protests are more visible, but the real problem is white rage… it goes undetected and it is supported by the U.S. Government.  You can read more of Carol Anderson’s shared words Here. 

Each time there has been some level of progress for Afro-American people of the United States, it was fought for.  Not a single change happened without blood or tears shed.

There are numerous white people in America popping champagne bottles on the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, celebrating.  There’s also numerous white people who take to social media to express disrespect and disdain, and overall share their racist sentiments towards the issue in Ferguson.  Additionally, many white people opt to remain silent.

The strange thing about this silence however, is that much like placing a phone on vibrate, the message is still received.

 

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