I love my club Y9 and all the players who represent it, and while I didn't think too much of the support for BLM since every sports league is doing that, I still have put in my two cents...and I am trying to be as respectful as I can. This is me being serious, forget the goofy **** about "ascending to another level" or how truth is poison to most people and red pilling this and that. Forget about all that.
There will be no agitating in this post.
The problem with all mainstream media talking points right now of how systemic racism exists are arrived at with a certain kind of selective deductive reasoning that leads to a conclusion, which can easily be argued as a false conclusion. Not saying it is a false conclusion but the argument can be made that it is one. I am also going to tell you why that is a bad thing.
I want to look at a few parts of this video (not the German incidents) to illustrate my point:
0:45 - not being allowed into an establishment
He states they told him its because of their shoes but believes it was because of skin colour
I need more here, did he see people of other racial backgrounds get in who were wearing similar footwear?
To me, this is selective deductive reasoning leading to a possible false conclusion.
I have been prevented from entering a club based on a T-shirt before. It happens
1:00 - Pulled over by the police
Did the cop actually say "you look like a drug dealer?"
What were the various reasons cops gave for pulling him over numerous times?
Could profiling have occurred here? It's possible but I need more details.
3:30 - Friend's Dad got in the way of his friendship
Yeah, this is pretty clear cut but this isn't a systemic issue
There is no policy in the world that can eliminate racism on a micro level like this short of going full police state where everyone's speech and behavior is monitored at all times, but that would be a terrible society to live in
It's unfortunate his friend's dad harbored those views but there is not much you can do here
Move on, make new friends, there are a lot of kids who don't have parents that are full of prejudice
4:00 - Getting followed around a store and then looking into the bag after
Could this be because of his skin colour? It's probable
Again, did he see other kids of different background get treated the same? Different?
When I was 14 to 18 years old, I recall similar occurrences with myself at the bookstore or Wal-Mart
It's usually the teenage factor that drives this behavior rather than race
Security sees a young kid with a backpack on his school's lunchbreak and they get antsy
When it comes to this being systemic issue, I doubt the minimum wage security guard is being given a directive to scrutinize black customers more than anybody else
If he is, it should be thwarted obviously but I doubt it's in his job profile
If he feels he was treated differently than somebody else, the Human Rights Court can take his case since I believe they do look into situations where businesses discriminate when it comes to customers
4:33 - Neighbour of his friend thinking he witnessed a drug deal
Again, micro-level, can't do much here
If a jerk on the street prejudges you, just move on with your day
Not going to comment on the police as they just responded to the call
4:57 - Being called derogatory names at school
Again, mirco-level issue, can't do much here if some jerks call you that, move on with your day
School board policies are pretty strict across the board and suspensions would be handed out to the guilty parties if he stepped forward or had witnesses who vouched for his story so the systemic angle is already covered
Granted, school bullying is pretty bad and a lot of stuff goes unpunished in general mind you
7:00 - Being from a different neighborhood and having people look out there window along with growing up and having parents of others kids call you names at a soccer match
First one is another micro issue that is never going to be eliminated
As for the parents, you can try removing them from the sidelines but who is really going to police and enforce that?
Anybody that is saying or doing openly racist things is just socially stigmatizing himself, probably some low life who has nothing going for himself so let him act a fool and destroy his own reputation
8:18 - Have to look over your shoulder when you leave your house
Why? Who are you looking out for?
8:50 - Lady clutching her purse and crossing the street
Another micro-level case of prejudice that is never going to be eliminated
Move on with your day,
You, Kyle Porter have good things going for you, you have places to be and things to do while that old lady probably has nothing going for her
Who cares about her
And at the end of the video, what they want, which has been stated before is change.
Corporations, some levels of government have been quick to get on board with the BLM movement and push the overall message but when you are given the platform and you cite the above mentioned items? Big Corporations and big government are going to ask you this, how do you want us to fix it? And the answer unfortunately is going to be "I don't know...." because like I said before, a lot of those issues cannot be remedied by policy. You all must have noticed in the video how nobody had a tangible thing about what they wanted done except for this vague word called "change".
This is bad because the moment you say I don't know, big government is going to say "well, I'm not going to do anything then."
So, if you want to talk about racism and systemic discrimination, talk about something of merit.
Do not talk about someone looking out their window and giving you a funny look.