Remember this about Donald Trump. He knows the depths of American bigotry

26 Sep

Two Sundays ago, after a night of tense confrontations, police in St Louis trooped through the city chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets.” They were mocking marchers protesting at the acquittal of a former police officer, who had fatally shot a black man after a high-speed pursuit. This in the city just a few miles away from Ferguson, where Michael Brown was shot dead in the middle of the day in 2014.Then last Friday, Donald Trump went to Alabama and branded NFL players who have been expressing their support for Black Lives Matter by kneeling during the pre-game national anthem, “sons of bitches”. To cheers from the crowd, he said: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired. He’s fired! … Total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything that we stand for. Everything that we stand for.” This in the state that kept its local ban on interracial marriage until 2000.

Source: Remember this about Donald Trump. He knows the depths of American bigotry | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian


Posted by on September 26, 2017 in North America


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3 responses to “Remember this about Donald Trump. He knows the depths of American bigotry

  1. Bad Wolf

    September 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Look, this is real easy. If you are more upset with the fact that football players aren’t standing during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner than the fact that cops are killing blacks with impunity, then you are part of the problem.

    • manueldg82

      September 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      I think the problem is not who is upset about what the most…the problem is that the US justice system is seriously broken and the people have no power of changing that because the people have lost the power. Cops are becoming soldiers. Cities will become partly war zones where military hardware will be used. They will tell you it’s for your safety, they will tell you it’s to prevent terrorism, and as good sheeps the majority will agree and when they realize America is land of the free no more then…maybe…someone, somehow will try to revert this but what a long way that will be. I hope I am wrong but I cannot lie to myself when I see the writing is on the wall

  2. PrayThroughHistory

    November 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Dear fellow American,
    In light of the NFL controversies, do you think there are perspectives on race outside the scope of Colin Kaepernick and BLM?
    Do you know that Democrats and Progressives are responsible for:

    a. the Trail of Tears ?
    b. 100% of slave owners at the time of the Civil War?
    c. 100% of the leadership of slave states at the time of the Civil War?
    d. Eugenics that led to abortion and sterilization on the basis of race in US that was an example to Nazi’s for Holocaust?
    e. Japanese interment camps in WWII?

    All parties, people, and individuals are guilty of ignorance. Check out these questions and see what you find? Thanks!


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