Racism isn’t a problem for me,
Is it for you?
So, if it’s not an issue to you,
Then how did you become—
Such an expert on it?
Don’t be knocking it,
If you ain’t willing to try it!
By: ElRoy © 2020
“We’ve never witnessed sustained demonstrations of this size that are so diverse,” says Davis. “So I think that is what is giving people a great deal of hope. Many people previously, in response to the slogan Black Lives Matter, asked: ‘But shouldn’t we really be saying all lives matter?’ They’re now finally getting it. That as long as black people continue to be treated in this way, as long as the violence of racism remains what it is, then no one is safe.”
Commentary: Conservatives have tricked themselves with reverse psychology: ‘If everybody’s a racist nobody’s a racist’. Since they are living in denial, they have chilled the Constitution’s First Amendment—freedom to assemble and petition the government: “Black lives matter, (too)” by watering it down to: “All lives matter”.
Everybody rationalizes when they don’t understand or justifies what they can’t control. Everything is perception, and people tend to respond defensively to a mixed environment. For example, affluent parents can take their child out of the public-school system and enroll the student in private education to escape racism. However, the minority kid is stuck. Unfortunately—to the privileged child the word ‘racist’ becomes a joke or an insult, because he has become desensitized to it. In other words, it’s meaningless or just a token label.
Hopefully, the Constitution will still be around when evangelicals also need its protections. However, if our representatives continue to cherry pick the Amendments they want to enforce, I doubt there will be anything left, of our civil rights!