Above Photo: Rosa Parks being fingerprinted by an Alabama police officer after her arrest during the bus boycott (Wikimedia).
When you brag that your protests had no arrests, I wonder what you think that says about you.
“When someone asks me about violence… I just find it incredible. Because what it means is that the person asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through — what black people have experienced in this country — since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa.” — Angela Davis
When you say that your protests were peaceful, I wonder how much credit you are taking for that.
No Arrests Made at Peaceful Women’s March in Washington as New Hampshire Police Thank Protesters
The day after an estimated 500,000 people taking to the streets of Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March, police say no arrests were made
people.comWhen you take pictures with smiling cops and thank them for protecting you, I wonder, who are you marching for?
When you say that your protests were nonviolent, I wonder, how do you define violence?
Is it a brick?
Is it a rock?
Is it a baton?
Is it pepper spray?
Is it a firehose?
Is it a police dog?
Or is it poisoned water?
Is it a school suspension?
Is it mass incarceration?
Is it grinding poverty?
Is it that “random” airport security check?
Is it yet another traffic stop?
Is it the toy gun in that kid’s hand?
Is it that stop and frisk?
Or is it the thought that you could march a million white women down the street without fear — and high five the same cops who wouldn’t hesitate to pepper spray black and brown faces begging for nothing less than their lives — and then call it progress?