White People Riot Over Sports Teams, African Americans Riot Over Murder – Which Makes More Sense?!

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Why is that when African-Americans are upset it’s called “rioting” but when White people destroy property & set things on fire, it’s called “celebrating”?

This article, “White People Rioting for No Reason,” spotlights Twitter user @red3blog who decided to collect photos of all the times white people had rioted over issues way less important than racism, police violence, and grievances with the criminal justice system. Basically, white people rioting for no reason.

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What do you think? Don’t we have the right to be upset over a senseless killing, if White people can get an uproar about a sports team? Fair is fair & we have a legitimate right to be angry, so why the double-standard in the media?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below –

 

5 thoughts on “White People Riot Over Sports Teams, African Americans Riot Over Murder – Which Makes More Sense?!

  1. Do not break the law and do not resist arrest. If you are innocent you have nothing to worry about. The police are there to serve and protect us. To be an American citizen it is not to know the Constitution, but to obey the laws.

      1. And they aren’t always innocent! Especially the last ones, now being hailed as kings! 🤦🏻‍♀️! Criminals & convects. 🤷🏻‍♀️ No one deserves to die at hands of anyone! But a lot would get better resolved in they took the issue to court and fight the law, run you loose, not obeying, you loose!

  2. I totally understand where you are coming from in respect to rioting over stupid things like sporting events and what-not compared to social issues like Ferguson or Baltimore. People should have the right to protest. Unlawful police killings need to be stopped. However, I tend to find a flaw in your description of the type of people that riot these events. Not taking any side here just wanted to bring to light some thoughts. I do enjoy your posts they are very thought provoking and enjoyable.
    1. At any point in time, for anyone to believe that these riots consist of 100% white fans, is nothing short of ignorant.
    2. I also don’t believe out of 30,000 students at WVU the only ones rioting there where white kids. Remember, you don’t have to be a student to riot. Fans left over after the game too where apart of the chaos. There were other races involved besides the larger number of white folks.

    I just wanted to point out some facts to add to this debate which seems a little misleading. I do not believe you can compare the riots of Baltimore/Ferguson to those of “white” sports riots. The sports riots are not strictly white people. With that also being said, the riots of Baltimore/Ferguson were not strictly black people. The problem is the media’s portrayal of their own narrative. They make it a white/black thing. They like to target a certain demographic to incite anger, create chaos, and therefore increase viewership. It is sad really. The issue is not skin color here. The issue is a lack of open mindedness of the people to realize they are being played.

    1. Thank you for your comments. Neither of the crowds are 100% African-American or 100% White; it’s simply a matter of how the media portrays the African American “rioters”. People of all colors/races commit acts of vandalism but why are we called “thugs” while my White counterparts are not? That is where the ‘racism’ comes into play.

      I am not ashamed nor am I embarrassed about what’s going on in Baltimore. While I don’t condone violence, I think there is only so much that a human being can take before reacting (even if it’s overreacting). We didn’t riot after Eric Garner’s murderer was set free in New York, nor did we loot when Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was set free. How much are we supposed to take?

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