On January 6, the U.S. Capitol was violently attacked by demonstrators. At the time of the incident, some police allowed demonstrators to enter Parliament and even took selfies with the demonstrators.
The police’s attitude towards white demonstrators chilled the African-American people.
Thinking of the frequent violent police law enforcement incidents of people of African descent in recent years, and the expulsion of demonstrators by the police using tear gas in the “black life is also life” anti-racism movement.
African-American people believe that the existence of white supremacy is the reason for the “double standard” of police law enforcement.
African-American women: the “double standard” of the police is sad
The impact on the U.S. Capitol tore the old scars of Valari Kelly, an African-American woman, reminding her sister Miriam Kelly, who died at the hands of congressional police and U.S. Secret Service personnel in 2013.
In October 2013, Mirian Kelly was driving to a White House checkpoint when a secret service agent came to her. Miriam tried to drive away. During turning and reversing, she hit a policeman who tried to put a roadblock in front of her car and a police car, and was shot by the police.
A few blocks away, Miliane hit the security guardrail before the police caught up with her. Miriam died after being shot five times by the police, but the police officer involved did not face criminal charges. At the time of the incident, Milian’s 1-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. Fortunately, she was not injured.
Valari Kelly said that Miriam may have panic when she meets the police, but she is not armed, poses a security threat to others, and at most likely to violate traffic rules.
She doesn’t think it’s legitimate for the police to shoot her sister.
Kelly also said that the restraint shown by the congressional police in the face of the demonstrators who stormed the Capitol contrasted sharply with the way the police of the same institution treated her sister in those years.
“The demonstrators vandalized and carried out attacks, but left unharmed without even arrested”, “this kind of personal inequality is very People are sad.
Kelly believes that the impact on the Capitol shows that many white people do not live in fear of police violence like African-Americans.
According to CNN, Kelly’s depression resonated with African-Americans across the United States, who were fed up with the double standards of police treating demonstrators of different races.
Police use force against people of African descent, often ending in the death, serious injury or arrest of people of African descent. Especially during the “Black Lives Are Life” campaign last summer, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators calling for racial justice, arresting thousands of people.
But in the impact on the Capitol, the police even took selfies with demonstrators, which aroused the anger of people of African descent.
American media: White supremacy is protected in the United States
The U.S. police discriminate between whites and African-Americans because of the long-standing racism and white supremacy in the United States. CNN posted on the 10th that in the impact on the Capitol, demonstrators easily entered the Capitol and recorded the moment with their mobile phones. They had not been forcibly stopped by the police.
The demonstrators even broke into the offices of government officials, which reflected the existence of white supremacy.
The article said that if African-American demonstrators stormed the Capitol in the same way, it would not be possible to pay the cost of their lives like white demonstrators.
The article believes that the lack of law enforcement by the police from the beginning of the impact shows that few people in the government authorities think it is necessary to guard against these demonstrators.
The authorities are powerless and unwilling to stop the demonstrators who storm Capitol Hill, reminding people of color such as Africans not to forget their place in the United States.
The article said that it is certain that white supremacy is still protected in the United States even if it completely violates the law.
Netizens: White supremacy has been passed down from generation to generation
On overseas social media, some netizens compared the impact on the Capitol with the “Black Lives are Life” movement, denouncing the police for inaction and holding double standards to different demonstrators.
Netizen: “In the final analysis, [white supremacy] is simply hatred and prejudice, which has been passed down from generation to generation.”
Netizen: “You can’t believe your eyes. A policeman held her hand as he cordially escorted the demonstrators down the steps. I’m speechless.”
Netizen: “With the rapid response of the National Guard, order in Washington quickly resumed. Oh, I’m so stupid. It’s for the protesters of the ‘Black Lives Are Also Life’ movement.”
Netizen: “When the ‘Black lives are also lives’ movement, the Capitol was like this (as shown in the picture). Where are they (the National Guard) now (when the Capitol is hit)?”
Netizen: “If these people believe in different religions, they will be called terrorists. If they have different colors and nationalities and speak different languages, they will be called terrorists.”