“I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” — Malcolm X
Now comes Charlotte, North Carolina.
Another questionable police shooting has ignited a power keg of rage and frustration from underserved people in that city. We could be talking about Tulsa, Oklahoma as well, but fortunately the citizens of that city have remained relatively peaceful. Interestingly, the shooting in Tulsa was even more shocking, because unlike the case in Charlotte we saw the video.
So now, once again, there will be a call for peace and for open "dialogue" with all members of the community. I think it's interesting that there is always a call for dialogue AFTER the violence and protests start in the streets. Where has the "dialogue" been in these cities throughout the years?
The usual suspects are saying that this was not a racial issue of black versus white, because the police officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott was black.
This is wrong on so many levels, and it ignores the real issue: Better police training and community policing practices. This should be our focus. So much of this could be avoided if police officers were properly trained. If you are a racist or color aroused police officer, no one will know if you are properly trained and follow your training in the right way. If you are not properly trained, you will shoot an unarmed black man on camera for all the word to see.
Anyway, take heart Charlotte, your biggest athletic star will make a statement about all the unrest in your city, soon.
He just has to get some more talking points from Frank Luntz.
We wouldn't want him saying the wrong thing that might make him seem too much like that quarterback in San Francisco,
Finally, today I saw Donald trump in Ohio pandering to some Negroes from a church. And I have to tell you, it was hard to watch.
Don King actually dropped the n word while introducing trump, and I swear I saw a smile on his face. (Penny for your thoughts, Donald.)
*Pic from youtube.com