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Why focus on the negative? Its so...depressing. I watched a lot of movies today...guess it was Juneteenth the reason they were all black movies. The Debaters...excellent. Dayum...I mean EXCELLENT. Never watched it before. See what I missed? A great movie. Never even heard of it before.
And Chadwick Boseman. What a major MAJOR loss with his death. He was in a baseball movie...forget the name of it now...but Harrison Ford played the guy running the baseball team....and Chadwick played Jackie Robinson. Another excellent movie. I was so sad watching Chadwick, knowing he is gone.
So instead of focusing on really RUDE and BAD folks being idiots..look for the ones that were decent, great at what they did and do.
James Farmer Jr. : In Texas they lynch Negroes. My teammates and I saw a man strung up by his neck and set on fire. We drove through a lynch mob, pressed our faces against the floorboard. I looked at my teammates. I saw the fear in their eyes and, worse, the shame. What was this Negro's crime that he should be hung without trial in a dark forest filled with fog. Was he a thief? Was he a killer? Or just a Negro? Was he a sharecropper? A preacher? Were his children waiting up for him? And who are we to just lie there and do nothing. No matter what he did, the mob was the criminal. But the law did nothing. Just left us wondering, "Why?" My opponent says nothing that erodes the rule of law can be moral. But there is no rule of law in the Jim Crow south. Not when Negroes are denied housing. Turned away from schools, hospitals. And not when we are lynched. St Augustine said, "An unjust law in no law at all.' Which means I have a right, even a duty to resist. With violence or civil disobedience. You should pray I choose the latter.
In short....much of me that was lost, was found just by watching some movies. Yes, I get frustrated and disgusted at antics like the vid posted above, but I never really see such things until I am here at usmb. Or some news source posts the shenanigans at BK, McD's, parties, etc. It tends to make us all..and I mean ALL...forget about the decent folks who are the same race as the video showed, but are never reported on because goodness doesn't sell. Evil/ignorant/violence does sell.