I guess I dont know what to say. I still think and will always think that sometimes, just sometimes, you have to do more than quietly march and protest. We have to not only be present but make enough of a fuss to make it noticed.
No one would have cared about Rodney Kings beating if the African Americans of that city would have protested silently and respectfully. It got noticed and something got done because windows were broken and arson happened, etc. I am in no way saying we need to become arsonists, but I think the time for silent and gracious protesting have passed and have not yielded us the results we have fought so hard for.
I do not by nature like violence, nor do I encourage it but I feel that sometimes it is the only option. Sometimes you can't go quietly. I guess I am at that point.
If we protest, we need to do so loudly and hold up traffic and make a scene. We need to stop businesses from working that day and prevent people from driving in the streets. We need to cause others to join us with our railey. We need to plug up church entrances so the people whom voted against us, against our rights, can't enjoy theirs...the freedom to worship as they choose. We need to make enough of a racket that we get noticed and others think we will not just forget it and go away.
The time for laying down has passed. And I am still angry and will remain so I think for a long time.....