Thursday, July 23, 2009
White Cop and White America’s Arrogance
Cop will not apologize and some are saying, “Gates should not have allowed his emotions to get the best of him.” I actually heard that from a handkerchief head this morning. Seriously, the man was in/at his docile. His freaking home. He complied with the policeman’s commands – but still got the metal bracelets placed around his wrist.
Gates' emotions were Sounding the Alarm. A Ringing of the Bell…AGAIN. If he would not have yelled he would not have gotten arrested. The arrest was needed!
This situation is TEACHING MOMENT for the world: Proof that America is still dealing with race. Still…
This situation is an OPPORTUNITY for Whites to self-reflect. Will they do it? No.
The white cop with his “NO APOLOGY” stance is typical and indicative of white arrogance and supports the following: Most White folk are incapable of empathizing with Black America’s pain. A deep-rooted pain that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
I have always understood that if one voices their wrongs and attempts to rectify the wrongs, a new day is on the horizon (learned that in kindergarten). Unfortunately, America will remain in a horrible past that has molded this pathetic country. Here we are, in 2009 – and White America cannot practice one of Jesus’ best attributes: Humility. But, we are a Christian Nation?
The ball to REALLY address racism is in White hands. Sadly, they will not do anything with the ball. Even after the most powerful man in the world said:
Their arrogance stinks! And, yet blacks/Hispanics are “the problem” in America.
Not a rant. A repeated TRUTH.
What shall I do:
Continue to remind this country that they are/were wrong. Just maybe, my efforts will reach the heart of one white person.
Brian E. Payne