~RACISM & MOTIVES~
Military Veteran Patriot News (FB)
November 28, 2014
The point here I believe is that we should be productive and proactive to ensure a positive change and future. To refocus their energy in a way within their community that improves lives, not destroys.
As a boy growing up in a black neighborhood I experienced a lot of black racism by black kids around my age. I've been beaten, stoned, bullied, and called names all because of the white on my skin. When I got older and wiser I looked back on those days and thought about those hateful kids. What I realized was they were only acting out against me in a they learned from the adult influences in their lives. Why else would a poor young black boy attack a poor young white boy who live in the same environment and living conditions unless he's only doing what he's been taught and believes is the right thing to do? I didn't understand why the black kids hated and wouldn't accept me at the time because I never witnessed racism in my live before those days. Even after that dark period of my life and all that was done against me, I never adopted that racist way of thinking though I was fully aware of its existence.
When I joined the Air Force, that's when I saw for the first time blacks and white working together as a real team, and becoming close as if they were as tight as family. In my twenty year career I only witnessed two racist acts. One was a white supervisor who made racist remarks about my black coworker's rap music. When I confronted the supervisor in private he told me thanks for bringing it to his attention but later changed my 5 EPR he said I was going to get in to a 4 EPR. The other act of racism was by a black superintendent who gave all his black troops 5 EPRs but gave 4 EPRs to his white troops. When I filed a complaint with the squadron commander they told me he had already been accused of racism several times but they were never successful with pressing charges. Still, I went on with my life upholding my values for treating other how I want to be treated. Not even have I convinced myself in to blaming or wronging another race because of the racism I've witnessed and experienced.
My point for sharing my story is that the riots and violence in Missouri is similar to those black kids who hurt me. Others blaming and committing violence against innocent people for no other reason but the color of the skin of those two men involved. Protesters blindly/unknowingly committing racism themselves because they've learned it and adopted a racist set of values. Protesters who blame and hurt, out of instinct, innocent bystanders first because they've learned to justify ignoring the true facts and details the moment skin color is involved. Blind counter-productive racist violence that springs out from blaming another who's slightly different instead of blaming ourselves for our current living situation, lack of goals and motivation, hurt and/or disappointment, and poor parenting.
I'm not saying here that the court's decision was right or wrong. Looking in from the outside it appears that Mr. Brown was living a criminal lifestyle and had just committed a robbery which means he would have been considered armed and dangerous to any Police Officer, regardless of his skin color. Most State Law Statues passed by the People grant a Police Office the authority to use Lethal Force to effect the arrest of a felon, a felony in progress, or about to commit a felony. Mr. Brown's robbery was a felony. With these facts I'd back my Police Officer every time—like most civilized people in the community would whom care about truth...
Matthew 7:12, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."
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