Monday, August 10, 2015

The Staten Island Yankees Spent the Anniversary of Michael Brown's Death Reminding Us Whose Lives Matter.

The Yankees' love of militarism finds a bold new expression, and The Root explains why this is such a terrible idea:
This kind of psychological violence is par for the course, an attempt to gaslight black America into believing that we’re making it all up—the racism, the bigotry, the injustice. The refrain “Blue Lives Matter,” just like “All Lives Matter,” is a pathetic silencing tactic meant to minimize the pervasiveness of police brutality and amplify the need that too many white Americans have to vilify African Americans in this country—even in the grave. 
While the Staten Island Yankees are slinging peanuts and Cracker Jacks, we’re trying to stay alive and they couldn’t give a damn about it.


Anonymous said...

Wow, unreal that you actually linked and quoted this garbage, which included the following statement: the team "held a “Blue Lives Matter” event under the guise of honoring police officers killed in the line of duty"!

"Mustang" must stand for "IDIOT"

Honey Barnes said...

Should we expect more from a part of the city that had Michael Grimm as their spiritual leader? Idiotic for sure.

el duque said...

The team is calling the timing "an unfortunate coincidence." That's one helluva understatement, eh?

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Idiotic is the word I would use, an 'unfortunate coincidence' x 10000000