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([personal profile] ravan Aug. 8th, 2011 09:02 pm)
Video shows white teens driving over, killing black man, says DA - I grabbed the link from [personal profile] karnythia's post on the subject. More people than just those that follow her need to see this.

This makes me sad, angry, and a whole lot of other things.

A bunch of teenagers beat and then killed another human being because of the color of his skin. No other reason.

I could go into the cultural shit behind it, but I won't. It's just fucking wrong.

It was wrong 50 years ago, it's wrong now.

Now the victim's family gets to deal with everything that it dredges up, inside and out, including the freaks coming out of the woodwork, on top of burying the victim of a senseless, vicious murder.

Lynching isn't gone, they just don't bother with the rope now, they use pickups instead.

Can I leave the planet now?
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From: [personal profile] herlander_refugee


Yeah, it is crushing. When I was ten years old, we moved to Louisiana. Riding my school bus, I saw a pick up truck full of black kids...all of them in the open back in a driving hurricane-precursor rain storm. I was shocked and asked my seat-mate why there were kids in a truck in such rain.

The entire bus laughed at the "yankee" and they told me that was "their" schoolbus. It was 1964. I wept.

Ten years later, as I joined the Army, I told myself things had changed for the better and would be better yet. I optimistically married and reproduced.

I apologize to my children often. For the world has flung back healthy change and opted for barbarity. And still, I weep.
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