"Oh? The NYPD are treating you badly? Violent for no reason? Weird."
I’m someone who supports Occupy Wall Street. I didn’t write that tweet in an attempt to undermine the cause or to belittle the suffering of those who have been victims of the police. I wrote it to highlight the fact that these issues aren’t new. Abuse of this kind is all too familiar to the black community. If someone hasn’t directly experienced it, they probably know someone who has. […] I’m not making an argument for ignoring the movement because a lot of the movement ignored us. But I am saying take a moment to walk away from your righteousness to understand that your newfound plight has been some people’s plight for generations. We just didn’t have a catchy name for it.
Glad SOMEBODY said it, coherently. -[bLaK.]