You have the right to remain silent.

After you watch the video of this racist atrocity….

You have the right to remain silent.

When you finish watching this example of what has become commonplace, run amuck racial bigotry….

You have the right to remain silent.

When Trump declares that “these are good people”:

You have the right to remain silent.

When Trump suggests that people from “shithole countries” should go back to where they came from…

You have the right to remain silent.

When your ‘democratic’ government overtly seeks to destroy or discourage the voting rights of black and brown people,

You have the right to remain silent.

When black people complain and protest against racists and their systemic racism,

You have the right to remain silent.

When I insist that:

“If social justice is to be achieved it won’t be because black and brown people persuaded or convinced conflicted and ambivalent white people of anything at all.

It will be because white people make the case to reluctant and recalcitrant white folks that a just society and more perfect union isn’t about bestowing the benefits of freedom on black and brown people at the expense of white people, it’s about “liberty and justice for all”.”

You needn’t respond.

You have the right to remain silent.

It has been said that:

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

And still…

You have the right to remain silent.

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