Michael Brown’s Parents Speak Out
Michael Brown is the teen who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri by a cop. That town has been in an uproar. I don’t believe in violence, but will share the following opinion. Unless we WALK in the shoes of others, we cannot stand in righteous judgment to understand their reactions.
Hypocrisy is running rampant. There are people who kill others purportedly in self-defense. Those who support them, in spite of physical evidence and logic, rely solely on what the killer said about what they felt and what they believed would happen unless they pulled the trigger. At least the killer gets the opportunity to say what they experienced emotionally and/or physically that justified taking the life of another human being.
When a populace is hurting, and people want to sweep it under the rug rather than validate the reason why, they might react in violence. This doesn’t mean we have to agree with that; rather it means that we need to validate their reasons for taking actions that do not meet our approval. To say it plainly, unless we live in Ferguson, MO as a Black person experiencing what they experience in regards to institutionalized racism, we cannot judge them in righteousness.
It is interesting that some people, such as Mark O’Mara, talk about having a discussion about race relations. He needs to listen and validate about race relations first, and he needs to do that with Blacks from around America. Otherwise it appears as nothing more than a White person telling Blacks why they should keep quiet until their appearance meets the standards of those like him. Isn’t that exactly what he did in his defense of George Zimmerman?
With that said, the following video is an interview with Michael Brown’s parents on CNN.
Posted on 08/12/2014, in Cases, Cops Gone Wild, Michael Brown - Ferguson, Videos and tagged Benjamin Crump, CNN, Ferguson, interview, Michael Brown-Ferguson, Missouri, MO, parents. Bookmark the permalink. 129 Comments.