April 25th, 2018 @ 1:52 pm
SON: Mom, what’s white privilege?
MOM: *Presses Play*
Watch as an angry white woman tells police to shut the fuck up, questions their intelligence repeatedly, waves hands in their faces, moves wherever she wants, defies their requests, and lives another day to tell the story. pic.twitter.com/dJ3matIyKa
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 25, 2018
if you don’t find this to be a serious problem, you need to reevaluate yourself. what’s even worse, is that this is a woman in a position of authority (the port authority, more specifically).
this video is a shocking example of white privilege, and i’m so disgusted. this woman is getting away with verbal assault of police officers BECAUSE SHE IS WHITE. this is a problem.
if you’re not worried about people who would be directly affected by the actions that police officers would take in a different racial situation, that’s pretty scary (and shitty).
white people and the police need to be better than this. if this was a PoC, who knows how it would have ended. this is the type of shit that i think about when i think about that ignorant “all lives matter” and “blue lives matter” crap. it’s all tied into racist bullshit. if this woman was any other PoC, they would have already been on the ground – arrested, being manhandled or dead. prime example: this recent violent arrest at waffle house.
“what did i do wrong?”
chikesia clemons was asking what she was being arrested for. she asked for a manager’s phone number to make a business complaint and it ended in this situation. she sat there not flailing or disrespecting the officers, she kept asking questions. i understand you have to comply with police officers when they’re arresting you, but look at what’s going on. that’s terrible. compare it to the original video i had posted and look at the difference. if that was chikesia pulling that verbal assault, it would have been way worse. in fact, i’m sure if the woman in the first video was black, she would have been arrested for that.
good ol caren turner gets to tell an officer he may “shut the fuck up” and doesn’t get talked back to, touched, choked, shot or arrested and gets to live…
not that i should have to even mention it, and i’m not trying to justify myself, but it occurred to me that if i was talking to certain people in my family, the ignorance would probably spew out some sort of complaint that i’m bitching about white people. i’m not just bashing white people for no reason. FYI: i’m white (irish, german, polish, italian), but i do not feel the need to be “proud” to be white for the specific reason of this article. i’m proud not to be part of the problem.
for me, being white means i carry some european ethnicities and physical-features, and while i respect those cultures, i don’t practice them. i don’t have family traditions or roots tied to those cultures, so they really don’t mean anything to me.
i was born in the united states, in NYC, and i am more of a new yorker than anything, which is a melting pot of cultures that i can relate to. i’m american. that doesn’t equate to white, which i think a lot of racist rednecks seem to think americans are/should be. that america is NOTHING to be proud of. the only thing we can be proud of as americans, white or otherwise, is striving for and practicing ongoing progression, acceptance and being good/supportive humans to each other.
i can’t think of anything i should be proud to be *white* about, and if you can, that’s fucking weird. go read some history books and get back to me.