After a tense night debating with Ferguson folks opposing the protests (see the video below)
I attempted to make a more measured video engaging the Ferguson white community
which led to a discussion on Facebook and well….
I attempted to engage with white Ferguson residents today who feel they’ve been misrepresented. A couple were civil. The majority spoke as uneducated racists and bigots. Here is my closing remarks to them below.
what I see on here is there are a few sensible people. The rest seem like hateful bigots embracing the tired belief to be an authentic white American you have to hate anyone who doesn’t look or pray like you. Hopefully this ignorance won’t be passed down to your children.
If you want to know why the protesters are in the streets and why people think of Ferguson in a negative way at this time despite many good people living there I suggest you look in the mirror and do some soul searching.
I also agree with Paul in that Cory Patterson is just a big talker. It’s no accident he picked the wimpiest looking guy in the crowd of protesters to pick on last night.
Those speaking of “the one true God” sound like ISIS. I suggest you read the writings of Pope John Paul II and Pope Frances on ecumenical relations and tune out the FOX News. You all are sounding less like the Pope and more like the Catholic Church that was responsible for the genocide of the indigenous people of Latin America.
Renee Lyon I appreciate your perspective on this issue. If we could all talk as humans.
That’s all I have to say. I attempted to engage in civilized dialogue and I mostly got hate, ignorance and bigotry in return. Look in the mirrors. It is your hate that set these fires and not the youth. It is your hate that emboldened Darren Wilson.
If anyone wants to have a civilized discussion feel free to reach out.