Donald Trump speaking in Phoenix.

Trump calls for law and order at RNC. Black folks still waiting.

I heard Trump talk about law and order at the Republican National Convention, and I like peace just like the next person. But when there is no justice, there can be no peace.

Donald Trump and his minions have spent a week making a mockery of justice during their national convention. They say there must be law and order, that there shouldn’t be riots in the streets, that they won’t tolerate looting, but they don’t mention why the protests are happening. 

And in case you haven’t heard, the protests are happening because George Floyd had a knee on his neck. Because Breonna Taylor was killed in her home. Because Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back. They’re happening … because they must. 

But the president looks at these protesters as a threat. In fact last night he said this election will decide whether we , quote, “defend law abiding Americans or give free reign to violent anarchists, agitators, and criminals who threaten our citizens.” 

Trump says the protests are breeding violence, but he doesn’t mention who’s committing the violence. When a 17-year-old from Illinois comes to Wisconsin and murders two people, that’s not the protesters. When people come out of their homes pointing guns at peaceful marchers, that’s not the protesters. When someone drives a car through a crowd of demonstrators, that’s not the protesters.

But Trump wants to paint the protesters as the problem. In truth, the problem is him.

That’s why NBA players are refusing to play. Black TV anchors are walking off the set. And it’s not just the black players. Baseball teams have shut down games. So have soccer teams and hockey teams.

The question now is this. What’s your team? Are you willing to pretend that law and order can come at the expense of justice? Or do you recognize that without justice, there can truly be no peace?

Photo by Gage Skidmore: Donald Trump speaking in Phoenix. From Creative Commons.

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