A Tale of Two Protests and What it Screams About America

There have been two significant social movements in the past two years — one involving harassment against Black people at the hands of the police, and the second involving sexual harassment against women.  Both movements also addressed oppression and unfair treatment. While on parallel paths, the differences in acceptance, public outcry and media treatment could not be more stark.

One would have to wonder why . . . if we did not already know the answer.

 

TIME FOCUS – BLACK MEN (PRIMARILY)

 

CAUSE – POLICE HARRASMENT & OPPRESSION

 

LEADER- COLIN KAPAERNICK

FOCUS – WOMEN

 

CAUSE – SEXUAL HARRASMENT & OPPRESSION

 

LEADERS – WHITE FEMALE STARS (Tarana Burke, a Black woman started the movement, but it was given no attention until White actresses picked it up)

The Start August 14, 2016

Kapaernick doesn’t stand and instead sits on the bench during the national anthem. It goes unnoticed.

 

August 26, 2016

Kapaernick’s protest is noticed for the…

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