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Black Man’s Explosive Rant to Rioters and Looters in Ferguson Just Went Viral

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    A normal, everyday citizen produced this video in response to the looting and rioting taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, where a black unarmed, 18-year-old teenager was reportedly shot after an altercation with a police officer.

    The video, posted on Johnathan Gentry’s Facebook page, has gone viral and gives a complete and utterly blunt and passionate rebuke of those looting, rioting, and setting businesses on fire.

    “I just want to get straight to the point about this Michael Brown incident,” he begins his statement. “What we’re doing out here [rioting, looting] is not helping.”

    Gentry then premises his next statement by saying he’s going to say what the black community needs to hear, rather than what they just want to hear, then said, “All we know what to do is blame white folks for our actions,” he passionately said. “I’m sick of it!” he shouted.

    “Let’s change as black people!” Gentry said, almost screaming. “How are our kids supposed to grow up when we’re out here acting stupid?” he added.

    Gentry calls out black civil rights leaders and activists, mentioning by name the Black Panthers and the NAACP, in an epic rant that sounds as though he’s impersonating MSNBC’s Al Sharpton which would be funny if it weren’t such a serious topic:
    “You activists out there, you civil rights leaders…all of a sudden Black Panthers, NAACP come out of the woodworks. They just came out of nowhere, [mocking] ‘Oh, we’re gonna want justice, we want justice–no justice no peace.’ That’s all you see, ‘no justice no peace. Shut up!”


  2. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    This is probably new news to folks who think that all Black people look, act, and think alike. :laugh:

    Step out of the ivory colored towers and actually talk to non-white folks, and you'll find that they are no different from you or I.

    The minority extremes get enhanced by the "conservative" media just like the majority extremes get enhanced by the "liberal" media.

    What this guy said isn't news except to folks who think that all Blacks think the answer to injustice is to riot and "blame the white man".

    Spend some time with urban and suburban Black youth and families and you'll find that the majority feel the way this guy does and many are working with their churches to move past the old prejudices by partnering with majority White and/or Hispanic congregations to show each other that there really is no difference in the things that each wants for their lives and their families.
  3. Use of Time

    Use of Time Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2014
  4. ShagNappy

    ShagNappy Member

    Nov 12, 2003
    Know what the problem is with all that? When you come some place like Atlanta, where all the leadership is black, the majority of cops are blacks, etc., etc., you still here the junk about injustice. Except it becomes because the blacks in charge are uncle toms, or whatever excuse makes it the white man's fault, still.