Protesting for your life

Albert White here.

i'm African-american man with autism. And today i want to point out about recent events going on right now. as you've heard on the news, George Floyd became another victim murdered by police in Minnesota. it sparked out outrage between all POC(people of color). as if this is more divided. riots are happening around the state including Chicago(my hometown). 

when Sean(my mentor)drove me out to see the damage done by people in the neighborhood. i was in shock. people outside looting while others trying to clean up the malls. i saw one store destroyed by fire. The aftermath was damaging. as a black man myself, it hurts to see a community almost feel like Armageddon. but i understand the hurt they feel because of racism plaguing this nation for centuries. do you think after all this years of fighting against racism, everything would change and we'll all live in harmony? sadly, it's still out there. and we've got a president who does nothing for this country who is only letting the fire burn and continuing to divide us even more. i don't want to hear anymore excuses, i just want change. we all want change. 2020 so far is a catastrophe and Covid-19 is still out there. But to be honest, we are different, how boring the world will be if we're all the same. and i've seen the protest on tv and internet. i want people to hold hands, protesters and cops and different races to join together, singing an old black spiritual, We Shall Overcome. racism will not end handing a Pepsi to a stranger, it has to end with us. by treating people the way others want to be treated. it starts with us, or else it will never end. United We Stand.

Feel Free To Comment! and Black lives matter

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  • Sadly it seems to me that it is a problem of no lives matter.

    I have yet to see any BLM or ALM person oppose abortion, for instance.  Yet for every black man shot by the police, 3000 black children will be torn limb from limb and killed for the ultimate crime:  Being conceived without permission.

    I don't see BLM or ALM people pushing for inclusive hiring the way we do in the autistic community, no it's all about "reparations" and welfare.

    " by treating people the way others want to be treated"- is this some new rule that I have to learn as an autistic?  Must I now guess at how others want to be treated, it isn't good enough to treat them as I want to be treated?

    How will I do that when I can't even stand to look at another human in the face long enough to notice something as superficially irrelevant as skin color?

    Right now, this whole mess just looks to me like another neurotypical attempt to *change the rules to oppress autistics*.


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  • Sadly it seems to me that it is a problem of no lives matter.

    I have yet to see any BLM or ALM person oppose abortion, for instance.  Yet for every black man shot by the police, 3000 black children will be torn limb from limb and killed for the ultimate crime:  Being conceived without permission.

    I don't see BLM or ALM people pushing for inclusive hiring the way we do in the autistic community, no it's all about "reparations" and welfare.

    " by treating people the way others want to be treated"- is this some new rule that I have to learn as an autistic?  Must I now guess at how others want to be treated, it isn't good enough to treat them as I want to be treated?

    How will I do that when I can't even stand to look at another human in the face long enough to notice something as superficially irrelevant as skin color?

    Right now, this whole mess just looks to me like another neurotypical attempt to *change the rules to oppress autistics*.


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  • Mr. Seeber - I'm not sure how you assess that by making it less acceptable to randomly shoot black persons that YOU are being oppressed?? Yes, it would be a good rule to learn - autistic or otherwise.  As long as we continue to live in a "them or us society, EVERYONE who is not in the preferred majority will be oppressed to a greater or lesser degree, including autistics of all races.  Rising water lifts all boats.  If human beings can be taught to not target or oppress those that are different than they are, all lives will improve.

  • I think invoking abortion is way off topic.    The original post as on the edge, but this is not the forum to discuss abortion.    Please desist 

  • First of all, there is no randomness to the people shot.  The rules are simple.  If you do something that makes other people call the police, your life is in danger, period.  More autistic people are shot by police every year than black people.

    Rising water sinks any boat that isn't prepared to rise.

    And right now, the only way ANY of us will rise is by staying home and staying safe.

    And please tell me, where do I gain this mental telepathy that will tell me how others want to be treated?  It's easy to treat others how I want to be treated, it's extremely hard to downright impossible to treat people how THEY want to be treated.  You are asking the impossible of me, just like every neurotypical identity politics bully I've ever met in the system.

  • You do realize that there is a movement out there to detect autism before birth, right?  Why do you think that exists?