September 8, 2009, - 3:29 pm
This scanned image is from my campaign button and political pin collection. It’s from the 1960s and was worn by liberal activists and hippies. Whenever I see it, I’m reminded that White racism (and violence) against Blacks is mostly not tolerated in the America of today, but Black racism–and violence–against White people remains acceptable and is, in fact, in vogue. I keep wondering (in vain) when there will be a “Blacks Against Black Violence” pin.
Sadly, stories like this one–in the Oklahoma City area–make me doubt I’ll ever see one in my lifetime:
A family is speaking out tonight after a mother is shot dead in her own driveway. Police were called to the shooting Saturday night near Northwest 88th and Walker Avenue. An argument took place, and one man fired shots. Roberta Hill was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound where she later died. Hill’s family says she didn’t deserve this, and that the argument may have been racially charged.
Lindsey Castle, Roberta Hill’s Daughter-in-Law said, “You white people are in the wrong neighborhood, that’s what they said. She was a good person, she was a good mom, good grandma. She really didn’t have anyone that dislike her, nothing. she didn’t deserve what happened to her.”
Yes, the hippies who wore those pins in the ’60s are looking the other way on stuff like this. They’re nowhere to be found when the racism goes the other way.
Tags: black racism against white people, black racism against whites, black-on-white racism, Lindsey Castle, Oklahoma City, Racism, Reverse Racism, Roberta Hill, You White people