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George Floyd Dies After Saying He Can't Breathe After Arrest...video Shows Cop With Knee On His Neck

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Some YT people really get on my nerves. I’ve been watching some British tennis and commenting on the matches on another forum. Before the match starts the players and umpires have been taking the knee. Someone asked why are they doing this, and “this is just an American issue.” They find it uncomfortable and cringeworthy to watch.

Like are you serious right now, how the hell is this just an American issue? The racism in the UK is just as bad if not worse as it’s so covert. And goodness me I’m sorry that a show of solidarity is making you feel uncomfortable. :look:
I realize that taking the knee has been established as the the thing to do but it was never a good idea to be the symbol of protest when traditionally it's symbolized subservience and inferior rank worldwide. It runs counter to other men's liberation movements that embraced the notion of dying on ones feet rather than living on their knees and that's probably where some of the cringe comes from.
 

Ganjababy

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These people are showing their true colours over there. A family member who is biracial but looks white have been dropping and distancing themselves from so many of their white “friends” and coworkers because they are showing their true colours with their opinions of the BLM movement. They think they can say anything around this person because they look white. Then act all shocked when they get called out.

Some YT people really get on my nerves. I’ve been watching some British tennis and commenting on the matches on another forum. Before the match starts the players and umpires have been taking the knee. Someone asked why are they doing this, and “this is just an American issue.” They find it uncomfortable and cringeworthy to watch.

Like are you serious right now, how the hell is this just an American issue? The racism in the UK is just as bad if not worse as it’s so covert. And goodness me I’m sorry that a show of solidarity is making you feel uncomfortable. :look:
 

Ganjababy

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British white people are not different from American whites. Believe me, they misinterpret, this humble posture as an act of aggression and defiance just like some whites in the US. I have seen old black men being referred to as boys with a smirk too. They disrespect and look down on us just like Americans. They are just more covert and polite about it. I don’t think they have that much empathy for black people that they would cringe at us looking subservient. Nope.

I realize that taking the knee has been established as the the thing to do but it was never a good idea to be the symbol of protest when traditionally it's symbolized subservience and inferior rank worldwide. It runs counter to other men's liberation movements that embraced the notion of dying on ones feet rather than living on their knees and that's probably where some of the cringe comes from.
 

LushLox

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I realize that taking the knee has been established as the the thing to do but it was never a good idea to be the symbol of protest when traditionally it's symbolized subservience and inferior rank worldwide. It runs counter to other men's liberation movements that embraced the notion of dying on ones feet rather than living on their knees and that's probably where some of the cringe comes from.
I’m not sure if taking the knee can or should wholly be described as “subservient.” Before taking the knee became a notable thing within American football, you’ll be aware that the gesture was massive within the civil rights movement, although I believe it originally stemmed from people kneeling at the graves of soldiers. Taking the knee is supposed to be a respectful statement.

Since George Floyd's death, taking the knee has gained even greater meaning, because they kneeled on him until he died.

The significance of kneeling has grown over the last few weeks, and is now a reasonably well understood sign of acknowledging that we live in a world where systemic racism continues to be a problem, and it's a show of solidarity for those who are still negatively impacted by it.
 
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ScorpioBeauty09

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Some YT people really get on my nerves. I’ve been watching some British tennis and commenting on the matches on another forum. Before the match starts the players and umpires have been taking the knee. Someone asked why are they doing this, and “this is just an American issue.” They find it uncomfortable and cringeworthy to watch.

Like are you serious right now, how the hell is this just an American issue? The racism in the UK is just as bad if not worse as it’s so covert. And goodness me I’m sorry that a show of solidarity is making you feel uncomfortable. :look:
After what happened with Meghan Markle the British need to stfu.
 

Jmartjrmd

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The care in the ambulance doesnt match the written report. It just looked weird. But George was dead for several minutes on the street before he got to the ambulance. Still the response looked bad.
 
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