Black Lives Matter has opened the eyes of America to the blatant and not so blatant racism that is plaguing our country. The silence was deafening and now a new generation of fearless young people have embarked upon the nation almost like the cellular company slogan, “Can you hear me now” Black people have sat quietly and docile for the last decade erupting mostly when police kill unarmed people of color but this new generation is a whole new beast.
Fearless, Strong, Independent, Ambitious and not backing down at the mere presence of military style policing that has been taking place.
See what is reported by Breaking Brown:
As Atlanta officials wait for protests over police brutality to end, Martin Luther King Jr.’s former friend blasted protesters.
Protesters have been out in the streets for days, which isn’t sitting well with Andrew Young. Young, one of Dr. King’s best friends, should understand the power of protest, but now he’s on the side of police.
“Those are some unlovable little brats out there some times,” Andrew Young told Atlanta police officers during a “pep talk”, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. “Don’t let anybody get you upset.”
Young went on to tell the cops that he’s fed up with the protesters.
“These kids are able to show off with no consequences. I just hope they get tired of it,” Young adding that the protests could “mess up the climate we have taken 50 years to build.”
The Georgia NAACP took issue with Young’s derisive comments in a statement.
“While not discounting Andrew Young’s historical contributions to this nation’s progress, Mr. Young cannot cloak himself with the memory of Dr. (Martin Luther) King and expect that serious students of the civil rights movement will not call foul on his statements denigrating legitimate protest only to appease his establishment and corporate friends,”said Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia NAACP.
Source: Breaking Brown