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We also couldn't look white people in the eye for fear of retaliation or being arrested for aggression. I know a brother still today who says that he smiles in the office so much his face hurts because he is afraid of getting deemed an angry black man. It's why I called my substack "one angry black chick"--I am tried of feeling like I can't speak up for fear of being dubbed angry. I am angry, dammit.

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Saw a video that provided great context; that Montgomery Dock was a major shipping and distribution centre for the slave trade. There are walktrails, interpretive centres and preserved infrastructure all around it. The presenter called it "hallowed ground" and likened it to Auschwitz.

Imagine if a bunch of drunk white people had been disrespectful at Auschwitz, been asked to stop by someone visibly Jewish, and responded by attacking them en masse. Folding chairs would be the least of their problems.

May those oxygen thieves be shunned for the rest of their contemptible lives.

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Things like this remind me of a line from one of Frank Zappa's songs. "I'm not Black but there a whole lotta times I wish I wasn't White."

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I don't wish I wasn't white - no point. I do my best to use my white privilege to work against racism.

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Some people refuse to learn the lesson of not being a pimple on the asshole of civility while they are children, and so they must receive their education as adults, at the business end of a folding chair.

Choose your own adventure.

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

The folding chair jokes are good but what always gets a laugh from me is the "try that in a small town" references to just shove it up Jason Aldean's dipshit face.

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Aldean's white supremacist approved ditty has plopped in the charts and is now circling the bowl like the turd it is, seeing it become the soundtrack for viral videos of the fight is just the richly deserved icing on the mediocrity cake.

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Black people typically can't get help from the police; this riverboat had theft trouble with the pontoon fools before but the police encouraged them to drop charges. White people typically have the privilege of attacking Black people in public without recourse, and White assholes like these act on that privilege. That's the context for all the other Black people coming in to save the man who was attacked. There was no other recourse, just the option of leaving him lying on the dock being kicked. The decision to rescue him, like the decision to have a big fierce dog in your house because the police won't come, has to be seen against that background.

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MVP is the dude swimming to the fight.

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When the co-captain tossed his hat, you knew it was on.

From the video, it’s hard to tell who was coming to his aid and who was just piling on, but these fuckers deserve a nice vacation in Gen pop.

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That hat toss is iconic.

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I'm sure you've seen the reenactment at the apartment pool

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I would love to see those white assholes try something like this in, say, New Jersey. There, the passenger boat would probably just ram and sink the pontoon thingy.

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There would have been no fight at all--just run over the damn pontoon and a loud Jersey-accented "oops" from the loudspeaker.

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Imagine feeling so entitled that you dock your shitty little pontoon boat at the riverboat slip, stranding a huge boat filled with passengers waiting to disembark, and delaying all the passengers waiting on shore to board the boat. Assholes. And then physically attacking the captain of the riverboat, who had to take a dinghy to the dock to move your shitty little pontoon boat.

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Apparently, there were signs clearly indicating they weren’t to dock there. Entitled assholes will always think the rules don’t apply to them. No mystery as to whom they voted for.

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I was pretty high last night and at one point realized my 82-year-old mother and I had both been laughing at folding chair memes on social media all evening. It was a real "pointing Spidermans jpeg" moment.

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What I find odd is the relative silence about this event from the fascist white supremacy nazis.

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Aug 10, 2023·edited Aug 10, 2023

That’s the because the video clearly shows they started throwing hands first and were clearly in the wrong.

Though I guarantee there were frantic searches to find out if the co-captain had any past run ins with the law.

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I don't find it odd at all. They're all bating to Hunter's Huge Dick Pics.

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Well of course! The racists attacked a Black man who was doing his job, and they got publicly demolished as a result. They're humiliated.

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Aug 10, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

Jim Crow etiquette absolutely still exists. A key component to good etiquette is not voting. That is generational. That is why an elected Black mayor in the same state has not been acknowledged or allowed to do his job. In Alabama the Tommy Tuberville's speaking out in favor of white nationalists is not an aberration. Nobody in Alabama is surprised or alarmed by that. They can be tolerant of Black people but only if they stay in their lane. And play football for their college plantation.

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Fuck around,find out!

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After having watched the video...fuck yeah.

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The public beatdown of those entitled racists gives me life. One of those assholes owns Vasser's Mini Mart in Selma, which is getting savaged on Yelp.

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i was really torn. I abhor violence but quietly cheered the crowd on in their victory over the racist pricks

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Self defense doesn't count as violence. It's a thing you need to do to STOP violence.

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I'm so beyond fed up with entitled White racists. This kind of humiliating public ass-kicking is the only way they're gonna learn that we're done with their trifling asses.

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Just substitute all MAGAtrash--which means all Rethugs.

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i totally agree. I should have said I dont like violence for fun. These fuckers earned every drop of violence that came their way

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