The mindset is clear if absurd! No Whites shouldn’t be congratulated or celebrated for ending slavery! Whites did itThere is nothing to substantiate that opinion at this time b-man and I'm not expecting that to be the case.
There is, however, today's news about the protests in Madison, WI taking a turn toward violence. Will protest supporters call this out for the destructive and criminal behavior it is and help prevent further such incidents? Or will there be justifications and silence?
Madison protesters tear down Capitol statues, attack state Senator from Milwaukee as fury erupts againA statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, an abolitionist, was thrown into a Madison lake, and State Sen. Tim Carpenter was attacked by a group of protesters.www.jsonline.com
This is not like so many of the cases of criminal destruction that have been documented in other cities and mainly seem to the work of opportunistic looters rather than protestors. This sounds like a group of actual protestors turning to criminal violence. It's going to setback the movement because it's hard to make a case for systemic change to stop violence if so-called supporters are going to escalate violence and act like the vigilante mobs they are supposed to be against. It's upsetting to see because a couple nights actions by a group of two to three hundred is going to cancel out all those weeks of peaceful protests by hundreds of thousands if it's not stopped. It shows that for some, destruction of public art is more for sport than anything else. Participants who create a vigilante group to assault state leaders are not friends and supporters of a movement trying to enact positive change. I hope the organizers and peaceful protestors are going to emphatically speak up about this before there is irreversible damage to the progress that is being made.