When you try to expose others and do it in such a way that is so biased and inflammatory, you wind up exposing yourself.
It’s embarrassing to have to say that Representative Maxine Waters did nothing wrong. I say that its embarrassing, but not for the reasons you may be thinking. This is exactly what happened when some on the Right and in the media tried to expose Representative Maxine Waters with her words.
They exposed themselves.
Asked what protesters should do if Derek Chauvin is found not guilty of murder, Waters said: “Well, we gotta stay on the street. And we’ve got to get more active. We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business,” Waters said.
The problem is not Rep. Maxine Waters. The problem is you.
Here are the facts; the vast majority of Black Lives Matter protests and others related to racial equality and against police brutality have been overwhelmingly peaceful. So, why should we hold her accountable for the many views of some on the Right and some in the media about fantasies of black violence?
The problem lies with how you see black people and black protest. You see, you hold biases about black people being violent. It’s been bred into you. You’ve been completely saturated with stories about black people being violent, you carry around statistics of black homicide rates, and the word “Chicago” invokes images of black violence instead of skyscrapers and our sports teams.
You ignore all the peaceful protests, including the Civil Rights Movement which was almost entirely peaceful. The same movement, that was maligned by your parents and grandparents as violent and Communist inspired.
However, history has since been rewritten to where we King was always an inspiration, despite that he faced the same criticism that groups like Black Lives Matter faces today. This is…