When you shoot us we bleed red. Black pain is no different than white pain. I’m tired of people using the moral authority of past generations for their own personal gain and self-aggrandizement. 

Remember the 1966 movie: “In the Heat of the Night”? It’s the story of a brilliant black policeman trying to solve a murder in the redneck South. The policeman, played by Sidney Poitier, is convinced a rich white man is guilty. He begins to ignore the evidence, and says he is going to “drag this cat off his hill” and prosecute him. The white sheriff brilliantly played by Rod Steiger who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Sheriff Gillespie, looks at Poitier in disbelief and says: “Man,” the sheriff says with a kind of sad realization, “you’re just like the rest of us.”

Teaching us Whites to feel guilty while simultaneously teaching non-Whites to hate us has become a yearly and a very “Oscar-worthy” endeavor. 

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