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A Hate Group Rallies to Protest Against African Americans in West Allis, Wisconsin

Updated on September 4, 2011

One Race Can't Be the Blame

I was listening to the news the other day and heard them say that a hate group was going to protest the black citizens that reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I reside in Milwaukee and I am a black citizen. This is my response to all of the hate that is going on.

There was an incident at the Wisconsin State Fair where a group of black teens targeted and only attacked whites. As a result, this stirred up a lot of fear towards black teens. It created a witch hunt. Our children are now being racially profiled and called monsters because they are black. This makes me sick. The kids that attacked those poor people should be punished. They know what is right from wrong and they deserve everything that they are going to get. However, I don't think it's right to blame a complete race for the actions of those teens.

Combating hate with hate is not the answer. This will not solve the problem. However, I know that people will exercise their right to assemble and freedom of speech to its fullest. The local businesses closed due to the rally. They don't want any part of it and the Mayor speaks out against it. They made it well known that the hate group is not welcome in their city.

Not Blaming the Parents

I am not going to blame the parents of the teens because anyone can raise their child right and instill strong moral values. However, when that child steps out the door, they make their own decisions. They know what is right from wrong. Therefore, they are responsible for their own actions.

I don't agree with society telling parents how to raise their children. People who don't even have kids try to suggest the time out method. That don't work on all children. When I was growing up I use to get spankings. Not someone brutally beating me but just enough to know that no means no. That has been taken out of the parenting process because it is now seen as child abuse.

These days, the child is given so much to use against parents. If the parent even look the wrong way at their child or try to discipline them, all the child has to say that their parent hit them and here comes Department of Children and Family Services. You see these talk shows with the kids treating the parents like they are the ones in charge. You even see it out in public. I have witnessed several kids swearing at their parents.

My point is, It doesn't matter what color a person is. There are bad apples in all races. We are all human. We come into this world naked, we eat, bleed and die. Each and every one of us.


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    • ahorseback profile image

      ahorseback 6 years ago

      These girls above me know the truth , its all about a personal choice!" We" can change only ourselves one at a time.......awesome topic for dicussion!

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Well if I can help it I will always be the example, not to be part of this kind of thing, and pray at some point the warring will stop in the world! :)

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      Karen A. Harris 6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I totally agree with you. Unfortunately, this is the ugly truth. I heard the same thing on the news but it is what it is. We can't change the way people think but we can change ourselves. Thank you for sharing.