Da Mic Drop is a regular segement, where we look at people who make such a pointed "standing-ovation-worthy" commentary in regards to a person or issue that it has to be highlighted.
To celebrate my "grand return" to actually doing stuff on my blog, we're going to have a special "cram school" edition of this otherwise biweekly segment (better get your japanese schoolgirl uniforms, everyone). So for this week I'll spotlight new a Mic-Drop calibur speech every day.
Speaking of craming otherwise biweekly rituals into a daily occurrence, we as a society decided to do just that when the purveyors of police brutality decided to up the ante with TWO high profile cases of African-American people being killed for being "thuggish criminals" (the grand transgression, of course, is existing while black) culminating into horrific spectacle at a BLM protest about THOSE tragedies which resulted in 5 police officers being shot to death and the sniper being killed by some Robocop prototype or something.
In any case, I thought one of the commentors for the latter Salon article, balitwilight, had a particularly insightful statement on what it means for black people to navigate around the minefield of double-standards that is modern-day law enforcement (which is suppose to be serving and protecting us, mind you):
balitwilight 19 hours ago
For a regular, normal, human being (which in America means NOT a "Black Person"), regular normal police tactics are adequate. But when it comes to "Black People", you can never be too careful. Now, apparently, they just need to be blown up sometimes. They have superhuman powers. "Black People" can threaten the lives of two burly policemen who are pressing Glocks against their chest while they lie on their back, unarmed, already stunned from a taser. In such a situation the only reasonable outcome is to kill them. Even when "Black People" are requested to show their license and registration at a vehicle stop, and the police officer is already shoving a gun in their face (and which one of us hasn't had that happen?) - "Black People" can detonate like tactical nuclear weapons when reaching for that requested license and registration. Is it any surprise when the police officer reduces that threat with 4 point-blank gunshots, with a little girl in the backseat? They can still threaten the lives of 16 New York police officers who are hanging around their neck choking them to death in broad daylight for selling cigarettes on the street. (And thank god none of those fine officers was harmed or prosecuted)...
..."Black People" are not to be allowed to touch BB guns in public, even BB guns on sale inside the store they are buying them from. So much so that they need to be shot dead on sight in that Walmart. This includes "Black Children" in playgrounds - even more so, since they tend to grow up to become "Black People". A "Black Child" with a bag of skittles, walking home in his father's neighbourhood can threaten a creepy hair-trigger-temper grown man with a history of maniac violence stalking him with a loaded gun - so much so that he needs to be killed immediately and a jury of fair-minded citizens will find his executioner "Not Guilty". And 60% of Americans will agree.
So... is it any surprise that a "Black Man" who is cornered, surrounded by police, in a siege situation, with no hostages, is so extremely dangerous that he needs to be blown up like an IED in Fallujah? This is how dangerous "Black People" are. In contrast, "White People" (who as a false "race" category created, benefit from, and are largely responsible for this racial dystopia) are extremely benign, innocent and harmless. Is this not obvious? Just look at them walking around untouched with AK-47s strapped over their shoulder while directly threatening the US government and federal agents. Doesn't that prove they are harmless? In fact, for "White People" there is no "they"... just individual actions that rarely implicate any group. You know, like normal human beings.