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Rev. Jim Wallis Calls On White Parents To Join The ‘Movement' Against Police Brutality

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Following his arrest alongside fellow activists in Missouri on Monday, Rev. Jim Wallis joined HuffPost Live to weigh in on the “racialized police system” that pervades the United States and the role that white Christians should play in deconstructing it.

Wallis acknowledged that his white 16-year-old son would likely “never” have to fear the same tragic fate as Brown or have “the talk” regarding excessive police violence, with which most black families are too familiar.

“Every black family, every black parent I know, has the talk with their son [and] even their daughters [about] how to behave when you’re in the presence of a white police officer with a gun or a white man with a gun because these new self defense laws are licenses to kill,” he said. “No white parents have the talk. They almost don’t have a clue it’s going on.”

Wallis called on white Christians to uphold their commitment to their faith and join the movement against violent police tactics.

“We say we’re Christians, but you know, white Christians, we act more like white people than Christians. If we acted more Christian, black parents wouldn’t be so afraid for their kids,” he said.

While many white Americans may not hold inherently racist views, Wallis condemned those who refuse to speak out as complicit to the current system.

“A lot of white people say they’re not racist and they’re against racism intellectually, but they’re not aware of how the criminal justice system is a racially implemented system,” he said. The facts are very clear. You don’t respond the way to young white men the way you would to young black men in the system.

Speaking directly to his fellow white Americans, Wallis summed up his position and put it simply.

“You can’t say you’re not a racist if you accept and support systems that clearly are,” he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/reverend-jim-wallis-white-parents-police-brutality_n_5987506.html


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What an awesome article and idea. I love how these people from different races, religions and backgrounds came together to show that we can all coexist. We need this type of love, heart filled, good deeds displayed more often around our country. Hats off to these people who are trying to extinguish the fire and reignite hope in the hearts of many.

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We never had the talk in my area.. You were taught to respect authority at an early age... Parents, teachers ,police. Of course having two parents that were never in jail also helps .,.That is what the trouble with travon ,,,Brown and this latest fellow who tried to assassinate the latest police officer in St Louis . ... They just did not respect authority... Paid a high price at that.


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We never had the talk in my area.. You were taught to respect authority at an early age... Parents, teachers ,police. Of course having two parents that were never in jail also helps .,.That is what the trouble with travon ,,,Brown and this latest fellow who tried to assassinate the latest police officer in St Louis . ... They just did not respect authority... Paid a high price at that.

Yeah..I am sure that is good cause for Travons death


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We never had the talk in my area.. You were taught to respect authority at an early age... Parents, teachers ,police. Of course having two parents that were never in jail also helps .,.That is what the trouble with travon ,,,Brown and this latest fellow who tried to assassinate the latest police officer in St Louis . ... They just did not respect authority... Paid a high price at that.

And the sniper, wood surviving, gun nut who is still MIA who shot those two deputies is a good example of being taught to respect authority. Are you calling for his death too?

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We never had the talk in my area.. You were taught to respect authority at an early age... Parents, teachers ,police. Of course having two parents that were never in jail also helps .,.That is what the trouble with travon ,,,Brown and this latest fellow who tried to assassinate the latest police officer in St Louis . ... They just did not respect authority... Paid a high price at that.

Yes because if you have 2 parents, you won't turn into a killer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Harris_and_Dylan_Klebold

And the sniper, wood surviving, gun nut who is still MIA who shot those two deputies is a good example of being taught to respect authority. Are you calling for his death too?

No, when I posted the story, he went to call him a leftist and suggest that the cop he shot was having an affair with his sister.


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"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Yes because if you have 2 parents, you won't turn into a killer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Harris_and_Dylan_Klebold

No, when I posted the story, he went to call him a leftist and suggest that the cop he shot was having an affair with his sister.

I smell wedding bells. That is the true meaning of sticking by someone's side through sickness, health, the bad and murder. :rofl:

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We never had the talk in my area.. You were taught to respect authority at an early age... Parents, teachers ,police. Of course having two parents that were never in jail also helps .,.That is what the trouble with travon ,,,Brown and this latest fellow who tried to assassinate the latest police officer in St Louis . ... They just did not respect authority... Paid a high price at that.

Martin and Brown died because they didn't respect teachers, the police and because their parents were in jail? Where do you get your sources of information?

Yes because if you have 2 parents, you won't turn into a killer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Harris_and_Dylan_Klebold

No, when I posted the story, he went to call him a leftist and suggest that the cop he shot was having an affair with his sister.

The cop was sleeping with his own sister? That is quite upsetting; it could drive some to murder. Edited by aaydrian

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Martin and Brown died because they didn't respect teachers, the police and because their parents were in jail? Where do you get your sources of information?

The cop was sleeping with his own sister? That is quite upsetting; it could drive some to murder.

on Aug. 9. Mr. Brown was walking down the middle of the street with a friend, Dorian Johnson, when Officer Wilson stopped his S.U.V., a Chevy Tahoe, to order them to the sidewalk.

Within seconds, the encounter turned into a physical struggle, as the officer and Mr. Brown became entangled through the open driver’s-side window.


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

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on Aug. 9. Mr. Brown was walking down the middle of the street with a friend, Dorian Johnson, when Officer Wilson stopped his S.U.V., a Chevy Tahoe, to order them to the sidewalk.

Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story

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Within seconds, the encounter turned into a physical struggle, as the officer and Mr. Brown became entangled through the open drivers-side window.

Okay that's 1 out of 3.

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While many white Americans may not hold inherently racist views, Wallis condemned those who refuse to speak out as complicit to the current...

One COULD say the same thing about muslims who don't speak out against extremist islam practices. But that's not PC these days.

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“We say we’re Christians, but you know, white Christians, we act more like white people than Christians. If we acted more Christian, black parents wouldn’t be so afraid for their kids,” he said.

While many white Americans may not hold inherently racist views, Wallis condemned those who refuse to speak out as complicit to the current system.

“A lot of white people say they’re not racist and they’re against racism intellectually, but they’re not aware of how the criminal justice system is a racially implemented system,” he said. The facts are very clear. You don’t respond the way to young white men the way you would to young black men in the system.

Speaking directly to his fellow white Americans, Wallis summed up his position and put it simply.

“You can’t say you’re not a racist if you accept and support systems that clearly are,” he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/reverend-jim-wallis-white-parents-police-brutality_n_5987506.html

One COULD say the same thing about muslims who don't speak out against extremist islam practices. But that's not PC these days.

So you agree with Rev Wallis?


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One COULD say the same thing about muslims who don't speak out against extremist islam practices. But that's not PC these days.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/516016-muslim-scholars-release-open-letter-to-islamic-state-meticulously-blasting-its-ideology/

And if that's not enough, check out #Notinmyname. It happens more than you know, but since no one pays attention when this happens, it's as if it doesn't exist.


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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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And the sniper, wood surviving, gun nut who is still MIA who shot those two deputies is a good example of being taught to respect authority. Are you calling for his death too?

Actually I am.

One COULD say the same thing about muslims who don't speak out against extremist islam practices. But that's not PC these days.

No credit for the Muslims who suit up and take their place on the wall against it? Those are Muslims going hand to hand with ISIS you do know that right?

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