Tuesday, January 6, 2015

VIA:FOR HARRIET-Black Millennials: YES, Our Fight is Legitimate!

Oprah recently gave an interview whilst making her rounds to publicize the opening for civil rights movie "Selma" and FINALLY (when asked) by People Magazine, said this:

“What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we’re willing to do to get it,’” 

Has she been living under a rock? Or just chooses to ignore truth?  Demands have repeatedly been made by orgs like "ColorOfChange" "BlackLivesMatter" and those in Ferguson where the murder of Mike Brown sparked the fire AND local orgs and coalitions, that I've marched with, that have made demands on mayors, calling for Body Cams and accountability and reform within "Blue Wall" culture within Police Departments, oversight, special prosecutors to investigate police killings..etc etc etc

Check out the response from Black Millennial, Kinsey Clark, to the "detractors" in Online Magazine, "ForHarriet"...

My mother was born in 1951. She was sixteen-years-old when the Detroit Riots of 1967 occurred. She recalls how the military tanks rolled down our street, the fear that hung in the air, but remedies it with the notion that black people back then knew that progress could only be made with respectability and by following the cookie-cutter, whitewashed image of Martin Luther King Jr. and that those who rioted were outliers of the movement. After the Civil Right Era, in which we were “given” our rights, many from that time believed the playing field to be even, and that black people in this country no longer lived a second-class citizenship. READ IN ENTIRETY

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