So much ‘White’ indignation about a slap, but more than likely more to do with who did it and where.
The Oscars are still run, by and large by oldish white men who are unable or don’t wish to understand the ‘black’ point of view. Then there is the black indignation of a black man showing his emotions on a World stage, defending his wife and thereby, giving the ‘whites’ fodder to support their inclinations that black men and violence go together, rather than they supporting Will’s intention of supporting his wife from abuse from another black man, a black man insulting another black person, just for a ‘cheap laugh’.
Yes, Will, maybe did over react, but emotions and the love for his wife is strong and why should he condone an insult to his wife.
In this day and age, lavatorial humour should be outlawed and those who still perform it should be punished.
Source: White outrage about Will Smith’s slap is rooted in anti-Blackness. It’s inequality in plain sight | Tayo Bero | The Guardian
One more mark against ATOS and their assessors, how many more will it take for the DWP to admit the assessments and assessors are ‘not fit for purpose’.
This is the shocking moment a train passenger called a woman a “black slave” before bragging to police “I’m a multi-millionaire footballer”.
Union official Jenna Davis recorded the abuse she received on her phone.
The incident took place on a Virgin train to Birmingham and began when the man was accused of throwing chips at Jenna, who then confronted him, Birmingham Mail reports.
The footage shows the man verbally abusing Jenna, a workplace organiser for GMB Union.
As well as calling her a black slave, he is also alleged to have called her a “black wolf”.
Source: ‘Multi-millionaire footballer’ calls woman a ‘black slave’ then brags to police: ‘I’m not some civilian’ – Mirror Online
Until everyone accepts that abuse is never acceptable then abusive situations will continue to occur. In a physical action of abuse then any associated injuries are more likely to be noticed, but with verbal, written and on-live abusive situations then injuries could well be invisible, but injuries there will be and in some instances some injuries which there may never be a recovery from.
The actions taken against all abusers should be effective and fit the crime to ensure all prospective abusers know what to expect if they start or continue to be abusive.
But many conduct themselves in accordance with the Children’s Nursery Rhyme ‘Sticks and Stones’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticks_and_Stones) ending as ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.’, but in reality this is far from the truth as words can and in many instances are worse than ‘sticks and stones’ , for broken bones can be mended in time, but not necessarily the invisible ‘hurt from ‘words’.
Verbal and on-line abuse needs to be taken more seriously and all areas where this can occur need to deal with it more effectively, be they employers, retail venues, schools, churches and all other areas.
A disabled busker has been forced to complain to the police and his local council after being verbally abused by other buskers, and even being attacked by one of their children. Guy Stewart, an experienced singer, saxophonist and harmonica player, has been trying to establish himself in the city of Bath since moving to the area for family reasons. But he says he has faced discrimination and abuse from a small minority of buskers, who refused to allow him to play in the best slots in the city centre throughout the summer, and misled him about the system they used to share out the pitches. He said: “There are good pitches that bring in more money, but after a month of not being able to get even an hour on a good pitch I started to make further enquiries about how I could. “Due to my condition, I can only work up to three hours a day, so every minute counts. “I was told at least three different stories and after further questioning I was met with verbal abuse, intimidation and even an
Source: Disabled musician ‘faces discrimination and abuse from other buskers’ | DisabledGo News and Blog