The Image America Deserves

A police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, purposely cutting off his air supply is the image of kneeling this country deserves. America doesn’t deserve the image on the right. The image on the right is an image of righteousness. It’s image that is suppose to represent America and her rights bestowed to every citizen. The right to silently or loudly address her wrongs with the hope of America correcting these wrongs.

Nah..

America doesn’t deserve a peaceful kneel to highlight injustices. What the fuck is peaceful about America? Why should America be given a beacon of hope when her true colors are that of rage and violence? America’s true colors are:

1.) Red; Which represents the blood of black bodies who built this country.

2.) White; Which represents the skin color of who this country was put in place for.

3.) Blue; Which represents the shield, used to protect the white by spilling the red.

America deserves the image of a white knee pressing viciously against a black neck with the sole intention of inflicting maximum damage to a defenseless black body.

That is the image America deserves. Not an image of full black hair, flowing in the wind, as he kneels silently and peacefully as the beautiful blue skies overlook America’s sport.

Nah…

America deserves a grainy video in an urban city as a police officer slowly chokes the life out of his helpless black victim. As the other police officers protect the true image of America. As the blue protects the white by spilling the red.

While black people scream in horror at the true image of America, pleading for the image to stop.

Pleading for the image to stop.

(Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

That’s the image America deserves.

Leslie McLemore writes about a lot of different shit for Black With No Chaser. He is also the Takeaway Kang and is the father of two beautiful girls, one of which gets on every nerve he has. The other one is sweet. So, you know, balance. 

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