Hat tip Campus Reform
The two videos in the below link are very disgusting. A group of black students at Valdosta State University in Georgia hold a protest against racism by walking over an American flag. A young female military veteran attempts to take the flag and put it somewhere where it won't be trampled. The police come. At one point, the vet and a protester are holding on to the flag and won't let go. Guess who gets arrested. In the second video, you can see a cop standing by while students walk over the flag.
It's been a long time since Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag being burned by two jerks who ran onto the field with the flag and were trying to set it afire. Nobody charged Monday with theft of someone's property. He was a hero. But that was so long ago.
What these students at VSU did was wrong. They may have had the legal right to do that, and the flag may have rightfully belonged to them, but it was wrong. I refuse to believe that most blacks feel that way about this country even given our past history (I said past history not present history.) Yet, on university campuses, what do you think they are taught when they take all those black history courses? They are taught not only about slavery and segregation, but that America is still a racist country and blacks don't have a chance. In the first tape, you hear one of the men talk about "white privilege". That's the buzz word now. When you can say discrimination, you talk about white privilege. This incident shows how wrong he is. That young lady who got arrested had no white privilege. (Yes, she was released without charges, but when you get handcuffs put on and placed in a police car, you are in custody. They can, of course, later release you without charges.)
The cops acted like amateurs and showed a lack of training. They should have been able to defuse the situation. Instead, they are wrestling a patriotic young woman to the ground and handcuffing her. They did not arrest the black woman who was also holding onto and refusing to release the flag.
The whole episode is disgusting.