Thursday, January 26, 2017

Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone | gadflyonthewallblog

Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone | gadflyonthewallblog:

Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s still shocking to me that so many white people seem to think civil rights are just a black issue.
As if they’re something that only concerns people of color.
Of course we can! And many of us are. But we are rarely discriminated against on the basis of our race. And somehow accepting that fact seems to turn us against the very idea of civil rights.
We act as if talking about civil rights is code for black issues. Many of us refuse to even admit that black people have legitimate grievances in this area, that they’re just needlessly complaining and looking for sympathy, that they’re trying to get something for free or get one over on us.
It’s pure bullshit. Black people are authentically aggrieved. They are the victims of a systemic racism that rarely even becomes visible to white eyes. And that same Civil Rights Aren’t Just for Minorities – They’re For Everyone | gadflyonthewallblog:


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