Racism, not privilege poses threats
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
In reading Sunday’s public forum, Dedan Waciuri from Greenville went on a rampage attacking white men, but I guess he’s not racist since he’s black talking about a white person in this tone.
He pointed to an incident to where a white person was arrested walking down Biltmore street armed with a shotgun. This man also fired the weapon and even pointed it at someone. He was charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and held in detention under a $1,000 bond. He posted bond and was released.
What Dedan doesn’t say is what the outcome might be after he goes to court. He makes it sound like this guy will walk free with no record. Maybe he will and maybe he won’t. This brings to mind something similar. Recently the following occurred with one of two co-defendants charged in connection to gunfire at a Greenville movie theater that prompted a massive police response and had people fleeing the building.
After a two-day trial, Shameeka Latrice Lynch, was found not guilty on two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear. Does this sound familiar? Shameeka was black and was let go without anything on her record. According to Dedan, this must be the exposure of outright racist aggression against black and brown people.
You see, Dedan, people like you only look at the narrative they want it to be. You need to look past the color barrier and move on. People, not color, need to work together to instill family values, morals and respect for one another, in order to succeed in life. If a person, not color, takes this pro-active direction, they might be surprised what the end result will bring.