The current crop of Michael Brown and Eric Garner themed protests apparently have as one of their goals educating white Americans about the horrors of racism in America. (I say as one of their goals, since their primary goals seem to be twofold: the rapture of riot and the opportunity for looting.) I strongly believe that the protests will fail to achieve this goal.
For starters, when you see a million dollar athlete parading around in an “I can’t breathe” t-shirt, or writing the “I can’t breathe” slogan on his $300 Nikes, do you immediately think, “Oh, my God! Blacks in America are sooo oppressed”?
I don’t. I think “I want to be as oppressed as you are.” That’s what I think. (Except without the part where I have to play pro-football.)