Here is the Chance for Claremont, UCLA et/al protesters to prove Black Lives Matter to them

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Here is the Chance for Claremont, UCLA et/al protesters to prove Black Lives Matter to them

Last week large amounts of the stu­dent bod­ies of Clare­mont and UCLA col­leges turned out to protest Heather Mac­Don­ald insist­ing that Black lives mat­ter to them and not to the police. Thanks to a spate of Easter vio­lence that asser­tion can be tested by the answers to two questions

When will Clare­mont & UCLA be hold­ing mass protests over this:

The fatal shoot­ing of Tywan Ander­son, 23, in the 1300 block of South Fair­field Avenue, half a block north of Mount Sinai Hos­pi­tal, marked the only fatal­ity among 29 peo­ple who were shot from Sat­ur­day to Sun­day morn­ing, offi­cials said. Of the peo­ple shot, three were teenagers — ages 14, 15 and 17.

and this:

Police are hunt­ing a killer who shared a video of the moment he shot dead an inno­cent man in Cleve­land and claims to have slaugh­tered 14 more.

Steve Stephens, 37, is on the loose in the Ohio city after he filmed the mur­der and posted it on social media at around 2pm East­ern Time on Easter Sunday.

If as you say you are angry about vio­lence against black cit­i­zens then surely you will be protest­ing the per­pe­tra­tors of this actual vio­lence that has taken place in the last 48 hours tar­get­ing the black com­mu­nity. With the same social media net­work you used to protest Heather Mac Don­ald you would be able to get some­thing up and run­ning in days with the same kind of crowds.

That is, if you are so inclined. If you’re not, why not?

Sec­ond Question:

What will Clare­mont and UCLA do for the fam­i­lies of the dead and wounded in the black community?

Are you com­mit­ting any time and effort to pro­tect these sur­vivors or to find the those respon­si­ble for their deaths, or even help them cope with their losses? And if you aren’t AND the police are, then what does that say about who is more com­mit­ted to black lives?

Now both of these things I men­tioned are com­pletely within your power and if you are the peo­ple of high moral author­ity that you claim to be you could have both a protest and per­haps even a fund that the vic­tims and their fam­i­lies could tap to cover their inci­den­tal expenses, in fact I’ll be both col­leges would be happy to coor­di­nate the mak­ing of such a fund if you ask them.

But be aware, you will find no polit­i­cal advan­tage to it, there is noth­ing in these killings or shoot­ing that will allow you to make polit­i­cal hay against Police, Don­ald Trump, Heather Mac­Don­ald or any­one else on the right.

So the chal­lenge is there, it’s time to show the world, DO you stu­dents of UCLA and Clare­mont Col­lege believe black lives actu­ally mat­ter and want to do some­thing about it, or are you just a bunch of hacks using dead bod­ies to advance polit­i­cal goals?

Here is your chance to answer that ques­tion to the world as loudly as you protested Ms. Mac­Don­ald. May you have the wis­dom to make the right choice.


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Last week large amounts of the student bodies of Claremont and UCLA colleges turned out to protest Heather MacDonald insisting that Black lives matter to them and not to the police.  Thanks to a spate of Easter violence that assertion can be tested by the answers to two questions

When will Claremont & UCLA be holding mass protests over this:

The fatal shooting of Tywan Anderson, 23, in the 1300 block of South Fairfield Avenue, half a block north of Mount Sinai Hospital, marked the only fatality among 29 people who were shot from Saturday to Sunday morning, officials said. Of the people shot, three were teenagers — ages 14, 15 and 17.

and this:

Police are hunting a killer who shared a video of the moment he shot dead an innocent man in Cleveland and claims to have slaughtered 14 more.

Steve Stephens, 37, is on the loose in the Ohio city after he filmed the murder and posted it on social media at around 2pm Eastern Time on Easter Sunday.

If as you say you are angry about violence against black citizens then surely you will be protesting the perpetrators of this actual violence that has taken place in the last 48 hours targeting the black community.  With the same social media network you used to protest Heather Mac Donald you would be able to get something up and running in days with the same kind of crowds.

That is, if you are so inclined.  If you’re not, why not?

Second Question:

What will Claremont and UCLA do for the families of the dead and wounded in the black community?

Are you committing any time and effort to protect these survivors or to find the those responsible for their deaths, or even help them cope with their losses? And if you aren’t AND the police are, then what does that say about who is more committed to black lives?

Now both of these things I mentioned are completely within your power and if you are the people of high moral authority that you claim to be you could have both a protest and perhaps even a fund that the victims and their families could tap to cover their incidental expenses, in fact I’ll be both colleges would be happy to coordinate the making of such a fund if you ask them.

But be aware, you will find no political advantage to it, there is nothing in these killings or shooting that will allow you to make political hay against Police, Donald Trump, Heather MacDonald or anyone else on the right.

So the challenge is there, it’s time to show the world, DO you students of UCLA and Claremont College believe black lives actually matter and want to do something about it, or are you just a bunch of hacks using dead bodies to advance political goals?

Here is your chance to answer that question to the world as loudly as you protested Ms. MacDonald.  May you have the wisdom to make the right choice.


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