America has always been a racist and sexist country, and nothing much has really changed in 240 years. The police in America are nothing more than defenders of the white patriarchy, and continue to kill innocent people of color in cold blood. Victims of oppression in America are not only discriminated against in the workplace, colleges and in social situations, they are now being gunned down with impunity by racist white cops. How much more of this cold blooded murder can we allow before oppressed people of color stand up and do something to defend their lives and their right to dignity, prosperity and happiness?
The recent shootings of white cops, although regretful, are really just karma for centuries of racial profiling and unjustified arrests and shootings. Those who face persecution and discrimination by a racist system have come to the realization that they can no longer sit idly by while their people are treated like animals. They have realized that it is time to fight back.
People of color didn’t start this war – they are simply defending themselves from an oppressive system. This war is not just for people of color to fight; it is for all oppressed peoples – women, gays, transgenders, disabled people. All of these people experience oppression and discrimination on a daily basis in America, and they deserve to be heard. The backlash against police will continue until their grievances are addressed, and the white patriarchy admits its sins and pays reparations for its crimes. White people who want to apologize for their sins are welcome to join too, as long as they check their privilege. The retaliation will continue until these demands are met, and until America apologizes for its shameful past.