Sorry people but the origins of our American police force are 100% race based. They were called patrollers and they were meant to be part of the solution to Colonial America’s biggest problem, labor. Obviously control of this new labor force would be key.
Why? White dudes wanted free labor. They imported black human beings from their homes and forced them to work day in and day out FOR FREE.
A great question you can ask yourself is what job would I be willing to do work for free? I mean real shit like picking a crop, or cooking someones meals 7 days a week. And no being a parent doesn’t count (caught ya boomer). Like would YOU do that shit for free? For your whole life? For someone who terrorized you?
What I’m trying to drive across to protest deniers is slaves were forced to work back breaking jobs in the blazing heat, with very little water and food, and were often beaten or killed for extremely minor “offenses”, all of which sounds completely insane when you say this shit out loud. Am I right? It really happened, and not to you! So this is where the anger becomes compacted.
Dear white people, that is 245 YEARS of American slavery. 245 years of shipments of human bodies. 245 years of working them to the bone, raping them, selling them off, killing them, beating them… real shit people, not some 20 day probation crap. 245 years of cops being racist and having FULL reign to brutalize and murder people of color. Being a slave was torture.
Not to mention between abolishing slavery in 1865 and 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was signed, people of color saw 98 more years of repression and illegal hangings. Aaaaand since 1964 until today has been like 55 years? So omg 55 years of “freedom” and ya’ll white people are like “protestors are just as bad as cops”.
Meanwhile 90% of the protestors we are seeing are peaceful, many of them are white allies, so NO this is absolutely not just all black people wrecking shit.