Concerning the Montgomery brawl, I'm glad we turned out in the numbers, and with the vigor that we did, but I have a question. Why should it be on US to defend US? There were plenty of white people who were onlookers, yet it never occurred to THEM to come to the defense of someone who was obviously outnumbered? I believe I saw one white man who loked as though he was coming in to break things up, but he swiftly got punched by one of the perpetrators.
Yes, we're here for one another, thank goodness, but where were all the white people who claim that they're not racists, don't see color, don't believe there is systemic racism, and the like? Along with black pride, there needs to be some serious white questioning. I have seen all kinds of situations, some of which begin benignly, and some of which don't, but which quickly become racialized. Rather than being quick to condemn black people as violent (as if we started it) they need to question where THEY were in the moment of someone else's need. They pitched in to help the aggressors. Think about that, white America. Think about it.