Welcome to this week's Blonde Intelligence with me, Ms. Roni, where I always seek to give you exquisite cranial repertoire. After the George Floyd murder, I wrote an article titled, Rope Burns Won't Heal With Your Knee on My Neck: The Uncomfortable Truth (https://www.blonde-intelligence.com/ms-roni/rope-burns-wont-heal-with-your-knee-on-my-neck-the-uncomfortable-truth). In that article I talked about white privilege and gave examples. Examples such as education and benefit of the doubt, but this real life insurrection is the latest, most wide open example of white privilege. The reported experiences from lawmakers during the insurrection is what people of color experience over and over again...in Covid-19 treatment, in court, in police treatment, in life.
I remember the Sandy Hook Massacre...the police took the killer and got him a cheeseburger meal because he was considered a young boy at the age of 18,, but Tamir Rice was 12. On my Blonde Intelligence Podcast and Video Show, I did a show on Black People and Their First Encounters and Experiences with the Police. In that show the average age of first encounter with the police was 16, one was told that they were going to kill him if a car had not been in the way for a clear shot...he was 14 at the time.
All on the news outlets, internet, and social media people have been voicing the stark contrast of the double standards in how groups of people are being treated compared to how people of color are treated in similar circumstances. In the first Rope Burns Won't Heal Article, I mentioned the movie, "A Time to Kill"....Again, close your eyes, go ahead and close them (metaphorically)...Now imagine....a group of lawmakers in a live session....and all of a sudden you have to get down because you hear glass shattering, wood splintering, a large crowd of angry chanting men and women trying to break in....imagine it....imagine....imagine that this angry group was black.....what would be the difference in the outcome? That is white privilege...
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