A Black Milwaukee Police Officer's Poignant Message on Race Relations

Robbie Lee, an African-American Milwaukee Police officer wrote the following on his personal Facebook page in response to what he sees as unwarranted racial discord in America today:

I'm a black man and I grew up in the 60's and 70's when there was still segregation and strong racism. Blacks couldn't go in all stores, restaurants or live in certain neighborhoods and get certain jobs. And if we dated out of our race we might get hurt. Schools integrated in my area when I was in the 6th grade. I was the only black in my class, and was beat on, spit on, called monkey and n***, couldn't even get a seat on the school bus. 

By the time I got to high school in the 70's most of that had changed. Blacks and whites were learning to get along with each other and become friends. I went to college got a job and bought a house in a mostly white neighborhood. 

Now I see blacks living everywhere holding all kinds of jobs going to the colleges of their choice, being served in restaurants, marrying who they want, yet BLM & the Left are crying racism. Where is it? Athletics and celebrities are kneeling for equality then they get up and we see nothing changes. Why? Because equality is already here. So they get up and go about their business and face no discrimination. They eat, shop, live & date who they please. It's all a lie by BLM & Left to divide this country. 

Is there police brutality? Sometimes, but most of it comes from someone of any race disobeying the law. Police don't just walk up and shoot people because of color. Maybe some people refuse to listen to police because they already have a criminal record or because they have something illegal on them, but everyone knows if you run from the police or fight them they will fight back, they have that authority. 

Maybe when people get up off of their knees they should teach young people how to respect the law and guide them to seek careers by attending college instead of trying to find quick riches doing something illegal. The doors of equality are already open, what more do some people need.

I remember these days also the same things happen to me..

We didn't have near all the stuff and resources they have now to make it and somehow we were some proud damn people...

Dan O'Donnell

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