Letter: Behind the destruction
Will Green of Sutton wrote (Monitor letters, Aug. 23), “Now I understand that young man’s death was tragic down in Missouri, but how in the world does that give people the right to destroy where they lived?”
I would like to clue Green in on a word he has probably never given much thought to or had to deal with, and that word is oppression.
I don’t know if Green knows what it feels like to scream to the top of your lungs to a justice system that cares more about the color of the person’s skin than justice.
These people are trying to tell the justice system to do the right thing for all of us, and it simply isn’t listening.
This isn’t just about Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. It’s about every black person in America who is told they are peers yet are treated differently and made to feel like nothing.
Just look at the Innocence Project. Doesn’t it seem kind of odd that almost all of the prisoners freed by that program are black?
So, Mr. Green, if the biggest problem you see is these people ransacking their neighborhood, then what does that say about you?