Thursday, July 8, 2010

We Are Oscar Grant!

First, I'd like to say that I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning and going on a vacation, which I'm looking forward too. Yup! I plan to spend time in the country and just enjoy the tranquilly of rural life. Second, I won't be posting a picture or any links with this short topic because my computer is acting up again. Third, as I watched the verdict announced for Mehserle in the Oscar Grant Trial, I can't say that I was surprised. Nope, not at all! In fact, I expected it or straight up acquittal seeing how that is the history of post-racial America when it comes to people of color's lives, especially when those who are supposed to protect and serve us kill unarmed people of color. That type of scenario hasn't changed since slavery and probably won't.


My heart and prayers go out to Oscar Grant's family, not that it will bring Wanda Johnson back her son or Oscar's daughter back her father. Nope, that is water under the bridge now even though the water is murky. There is no need for people of color to pray or hope for and expect justice in America because they are not gonna get it. A young man is dead and Mehserle's life will continue on and he'll probably even get hired again on some police force in another city. That's usually the way things work in America.

What did people expect? I mean after all, the trial was rigged with relatives of police, hints were given earlier on, and...well face it, the trial was for show purposes only. It's not like the DA put up the best defense on behalf of Oscar's family. And the defense paid a video expert to come and tell lies with a straight face. People of color knew this was coming because we've witnessed this time and time again throughout history. Why even bother to have a trial in cases like this. They should just cut out the BS trials and go ahead and just pat those cops that kill unarmed people of color on the back because that is what they are basically gonna do anyway. Mehserle's girlfriend and baby will be taken care of by other law enforcement officers.

By the way that really wasn't Mehserle on trial, but was really Oscar Grant's trial. That was obvious by the way they tagged it with name "the Oscar Grant trial". Oscar was the one on trial. Not Mehserle! So much for males of color attempting to turn their life around.

Mehserle shot an unarmed young man of color in the back and people are angry because he shot Oscar in his back while he was lying face down with hands behind his back. That is what blew the lid off a keg of dynamite. People are angry with the verdict and it is not just people of color. This time it crosses all color lines. The reason is Mehserle murdered Oscar in front of witnesses and the whole world has watched that video. There is no justification of Oscar losing his life nor is there any justification for the verdict reached today.

3 comments:

Black Diaspora said...

Thanks Granny for speaking for me, and all blacks who have had their civil rights trampled by those whose responsibility it was to keep them intact.

I, too, pray for Oscar Grant's family, and friends.

In case you didn't see it, on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show, the verdict was condemned, while the video was shown several times.

You're right about those other than people of color who, too, saw the injustice of this verdict.

"And the defense paid a video expert to come and tell lies with a straight face."

They did this, too, in the Rodney King trial. And we know how that turned out.

I take solace in this: Justice is always served--perhaps not in my lifetime--but served it will be, by and by.

Enjoy your vacation. The country is a good place to unwind, and to reconnect with the best that life has to offer.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

First, I'm glad you're able to have a nice vacation.

"There is no need for people of color to pray or hope for and expect justice in America because they are not gonna get it."

That is the conclusion I have come to also.

Further, what the masses of white racists don't realize is that the white elites considers them barely a step above blacks and browns and fair game for exploitation and just as disposable. By the time they figure this out, won't hardly be a Middle Class America.

And that is karmic justice.

Anonymous said...

"Further, what the masses of white racists don't realize is that the white elites considers them barely a step above blacks and browns and fair game for exploitation and just as disposable. By the time they figure this out, won't hardly be a Middle Class America."

If they haven't figured it out by now, they never will. I mean, it's been centuries and whenever things go wrong, those in power blame 'the Blacks'.

That has always worked for rich Whites, for middle-class whites, and for underclass Whites. It is clear that racial hatred in America targets Blacks and other POC-and it will continue to work in the best interests of Whites.

Middle-class and underclass Whites get a "payoff" in human injustices also...they get to feel as though they are superior to Blacks. Therefore, no black person in America will have the same value as a white person.