“White retarded and dumb white people commits hate crimes against Black People they called that White Privilege.”Sdwjr #FPC
In January, as groups of people gathered to protest different causes, Keren Prescott and her friend showed up as representatives of the BLM movement. As they shouted “Black lives matter,” Yuliya Gishteyn allegedly responded, “All lives matter,” prompting an argument between the parties. Amid the exchange, Prescott told Gishteyn to keep her distance because she was without a mask, and the white woman spit at her face.
“When she attacked me, and the police didn’t believe me, that was white privilege,” she said. “When the police held me back, and she was led away, that was white privilege…The fact she was in here today and didn’t even get a slap on the wrist, that is white privilege.”
Yuliya Gishteyn is now added to the long list of names of folks who committed hate crimes and violent acts towards Black women who don’t get prosecuted fairly. Whites and even other races get the bare minimum of consequences, if anything at all, when it comes to being disciplined regarding a crime against Black women. Most recently, former officer Brett Hankison didn’t face any charges after it was found that he killed Breonna Taylor when he and other officers executed a no-knock warrant on her home while looking for her ex-boyfriend who didn’t live there. We can even go back to 1991, when Soon Da Ju shot 15-year-old Latasha Harlins in the back of the head after a dispute over a $1.79 bottle of orange juice and wasn’t sentenced to any jail time.
Black people are also more likely to be sentenced harshly in court, so we can’t help but wonder what Prescott’s sentence would have been if the tables were turned.
Black women are more vulnerable to experience all types of violence but we are also more vulnerable to not getting justice regarding crimes committed against us. Sadly this pattern is slow to die.
“White retarded and dumb white people commits hate crimes against Black People they called that White Privilege.”Sdwjr