Social Media has taken the place of traditional media with the young
by Annette Dixon
Yes it is true that social media has taken over everything since the Pandemic, only to help secure a firm footing in the education of our children and transmission of communication to all interested parties. We have schooling, which prior to the Pandemic, was a traditional school system and Home Schooling by parents. Not only did people find ways to keep their business by using social media but also keep their jobs. Many people learned to use zoom.
This article is mainly about the protest movement in the world. Facts are not circumvented but the views of this publisher is from many years of watching the protest movements including Dr. Kings Peaceful Marches, which erupted into violence. I have taken a position because of what I have seen throughout my time, peaceful marches are
very difficult to maintain and I commend all those who have organized peaceful marches and served their causes with extreme dedication for peace.
With social media so many fractions of various groups were able to intermingle with the marches. I don’t have any answers as to why our peaceful marches turned into violent ones, but I do know it is a Pandemic, for it is worldwide. It is very confusing as to what the marchers are marching about. I know it is called Black Lives Matter, but I still am confused. If it were only the deaths of Black Lives killed by White Officers than I wouldn’t be hearing about Slaves and White Slave
Owners. This is the United States of America
and we have had in our Country more immigrants since 1862 than people in
the south with their slaves. Therefore, we should condemn Africa for selling their unwanted tribal people to those in other
countries to be used as slaves. Most Americans can now say, I’m Swedish, German, Austrian, Italian, Greek, Polish, Russian,
Mexican, etcetera, American. Our White people came from other countries to better themselves and be able to be free to live and
provide for their family. They did not speak English and had to learn in order to get a job, unlike the African Americans that were
forced here and didn’t want to be here and pressed by their masters to only work for them. Not all Black people were from
Africa, nor were they slaves, many were free and mistaken as slaves, hence more problems occurred again. I don’t understand why the young people are taking so much out of context when they could be reading the African American history that they will find online from the DuSable Museum or Chicago Library system.
If there is blame to any source in Chicago, we could look into that factor and read about African Americans who had thriving businesses in the early 1900 along Michigan Avenue from downtown to 22nd Street and then what happened. I don’t think it was the
Police Department then. I have seen the 50’s race riot, 1967 hippy riot, the White Sox American League Champions riot, the big 90’s riots and some peaceful marches turn into riots. I would think after watching the news today, there would probably be riots in the communities where all the shootings are taking place and gangs and drugs lords have taken over their communities. This is where we need marches to let people know they too can have the communities they want and deserve. Many people still do not want integration but in the South in the late 60’s many cities had mandatory integration which helped the communities. It is too bad that after all these years we are still discussing race issues.