Dear America: If You Want to Stop Racism, Tear Down the Drug War—Not Statues

Posted: August 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

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We can’t change the future by trying to erase the past. Tearing down a statue is not a solution to racism — ending the drug war is.

Tales from the Conspiratum

Jim Crow laws weren’t overturned because people went around town tearing down statues.

Source: Dear America: If You Want to Stop Racism, Tear Down the Drug War—Not Statues

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We cannot change the future by trying to erase the past. Tearing down a statue is not a solution to racism — ending the drug war is. 

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On Monday, protesters — reacting to the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend — brought a ladder and some rope to North Carolina and tore down a near century old statue of a Confederate soldier. Unsurprisingly, nothing changed. However, the Durham Police Department and the Durham County Sheriff’s Office announced that they will be seeking criminal charges for those involved in the destruction of the statue.

Watching people wage violence against their fellow human in the name of protecting or tearing down some arbitrary government artifact is as…

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Comments
  1. Slavery of black Americans has never ended. It simply morphed into different beasts according to changing times.

    In a country where the tiny white minority occupies the apex position, we who sustain the oppressive system are all prisoners with varying degrees of privileges and freedom of movement. Our dear white brothers and sisters in revolt – charged with upholding the pillars of the system – are feeling the strain. Blinders forged over the ages limit their view of the prison walls.

  2. Very eloquently stated, Rosaliene. Poetic almost. I can’t help but feel that this whole movement to tear down statues is a deliberate provocation of the alt-right.

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