I've never really understood why people get offended by other people being offended over certain terms or phrases. Why do people applaud at conventions when conservative politicians rail against the PC police? Conservatives really seem to have an egocentric world view, that even when I was a member of the GOP I never quite identified with. Instead of thinking "this is not offensive to me so who cares" what is wrong with "well although this isn't offensive to me, it clearly is to other people so we should be mindful of that"
This is how our forefathers reacted to a simple tax. Could you imagine if they were killing them and throwing them in prisons?? I am not saying this is some revolution btw. I am saying civil unrest is a human response to perceived grievances that are ignored.
Look around the world throughout history and today. It is human nature. If people feel like they are being herded into prisons and being murdered without consequence what the fug do you expect to happen? They eventually revolt. Our own nation's revolutionary beginnings are based on similar outbreaks if civil unrest and violence. They have been asking for criminal justice reform and reduction of police brutality for decades. No one listened and just dismissed them. Then act surprised that they are upset all of the sudden. It hasnt suddenly happened, it has built over decades. I isn't about a singular incident either in Ferguson or Baltimore. It is about decades of abuse coming to a boiling point. The incidents were their breaking points. And it is patronizing to say "Aw they just like to complain". It is dismissive of their grievances, and that type of mindset by us and lawmakers is why things like Ferguson and Baltimore happen. You want to know why? Because if they dont no one gives a poo.
Does that not seem just a little bit patronizing? I can understand (but disagree) with someone who says that their grievances aren't as bad as they perceive them to be. But to just say "they like having something to complain about" is kinda dismissive and condescending IMO.