The state of Missouri has been a racial hotbed in the last year and a half, starting in Ferguson with the killing of Michael Brown Jr., in August 2014.
The Black students at the University of Missouri have been protesting the mishandling of incidents on campus, and the football team boycotted taking the field until the President resigned. He finally did on Monday (because they cannot risk losing $1 million a week without football) so people celebrated that victory. However, it was short-lived because yesterday, Black students started getting terrorized on campus. An anonymous comment was posted to the network YikYak from someone claiming that he’ll shoot every Black person he sees on sight.
Mizzou barely flinched at it and took to Twitter to say there are no threats on campus BUT then they today, a boy named Hunter Park was arrested for making threats. If 2+2=4, that one equals 5 because how were there no threats yet someone is now in custody?
Don’t piss on me and tell me it’s Mountain Dew.
It is legit crazy out here. Black people are being terrorized in their own country, at a university where they are paying to attend, for daring to ask to be treated like whole humans. Death threats. In 2015. Oppression deja vu is what this is and we’re living in racism Groundhog Day. This is unacceptable.
Anywho, I went on Twitter and ranted. Below are my thoughts. If you cannot view it, read via Storify.
“We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.
Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons.
And that which touches we most is that I had a chance to work with people, passing on to others that which was passed on to me.
To me, young people come first. They have the courage where we fail. And if I can shed some light as they carry us through the gale. The older I get, the better I know that the secret of my going on is when the reins are in the hand of the young who dare to run against the storm.
Not needing to clutch for power. Not needing the light just to shine on me. I need to be just one in the number as we stand against tyranny.
Struggling myself don’t mean a whole lot. I come to realize that teaching others to stand up and fight is the only way my struggle survive.
I’m a woman who speaks in a voice and I must be heard. At time I can be quite difficult, I’ll bow to no man’s word.”
ELLA’S SONG by BERNICE JOHNSON.
Proud of the Black students of the University of Missouri for not resting in the face of degradation at a place they PAY to attend. They aren’t resting so we can’t either.
P.S. Save your breath with the “not all white people” comments you want to leave. This is my blog and I will delete stupidity at will.