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Homeboy Sandman: Het is alsof zwarte mensen zijn vergeten dat strijd strijdvaardigheid eist


 

What do you call people who walk quietly to slavery? Who allow themselves to be insulted without standing up for themselves beyond wardrobe adjustments that in reality are nothing but a public show of shame? What do you call people that pretend that these ridiculous gestures actually hold some weight rather than face the fact that we are the laughing stock of the entire planet, and as long there’s the chance that someday maybe we’ll be rich there’s nothing that we’re going to do about it?

I call us cowards.

It’s almost as if people have forgotten that struggle includes struggling. You might have to lose your job. You might have to lose your life. That’s what it takes for change to happen. There’s no easy way to do this. If you’re scared to stand up for yourself, for whatever reason, all I ask is that you stop pretending. Stop with the Facebook posts. Stop with the meaningless conversations. Just stop. Be honest. About how you behave. About your part in all this madness. About what you are. A coward. Just a coward. No need to put on an act for the rest of us. We can all see right through each other.

Rapper Homeboy Sandman’s column op Gawker is een must read. Het is geschreven naar aanleiding van het protest van de spelers van de Los Angeles Clippers richting de eigenaar van het team van het team waar ze voor spelen Donald Sterling.  Lees het hele stuk hier.

Ook Jay Smooth zet kritische kanttekingen bij de huidige backlash tegen Sterling. Waar waren deze mensen toen Sterling zwarte en latino mensen woningen weigerden en daarvoor aangeklaagd werd? Waarom schijnen mensen meer problemen te hebben met racistische woorden dan met racistische daden?

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