In the wake of the Ferguson execution of Michael Brown, we have seen just how much blatant racism still exists in America. If people could not only justify the brazen murder of an unarmed teen, but also reach out and donate half a million dollars to his murderer’s “cause”, even though we saw on tape and heard exactly how Michael’s life was so coldly taken. This is preposterous to most people, but it makes sense if you’re a racist who doesn’t value the lives of people you deem unferior.
But it’s happening again. GoFundMe is once again allowing supporters of a known rapist of Black women in Oklahoma, who is also not-surprisingly a cop, to raise money for this oxygen thief, Daniel Holtzclaw. Why does this excuse for a human need support, do you ask? Well, he’s only accused of raping 8 Black women while on duty in Oklahoma City, and his bail has been set at five million dollars. So his friends and family, and complete strangers have rushed to his aid, because oh no! This upstanding police officer couldn’t possibly be guilty! And all these Black Jezebels have just gotten together to lie on this poor defenseless man, so let’s give him money so he can be out of prison and do it again. He’s someone’s friend, brother, son, WHO RAPES WOMEN.
This is wrong. The fact that his victims are Black is also notable, because it further supports the obvious fact that Black lives do not matter to racist, especially if that Black life is female. So we are dealing with misogyny and racism, a deadly mix that is rooted in white supremacy which has existented since slavery. Black lives mater, but not if that life if takes or abused by someone white and powerful.