Calls for civility in one of the worst eras in U.S. history are weak and naive. The people making these demands are likely not representative of groups that have a lot to lose under this regime.
Some things just need to be said. A countering perspective is needed right now on the black community and how we should/shouldn’t react to what is going on at the border
Zero tolerance policies have a controversial history in America. They are equated with a lack of empathy and understanding about why certain problems exist and instead look to use overly-aggressive measures as deterrents from crimes being committed. What’s happening at the border with children being ripped from the arms of their parents is part of a disgusting legacy of assumptions and junk science being passed off as sane policy.
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually two Independence Days in America. One is federally-recognized, one isn’t. One gave freedom to Whites, the other gave freedom to Blacks. Let’s talk about why so few have heard of and/or celebrate Juneteenth.
The separation of families at the border is one of the most racist policies enacted in America post-Civil Rights. This is not a new thing though, look to slavery, the Drug War and much of criminal justice history in America and you will find the legalized separation of families through racist policy.
This disgusting act truly is as American as apple pie.