UBC grad student: ‘I stood up for Michael Brown and all I got were these lousy excuses for systemic racism’

Little Caesar’s burns to the ground in Ferguson, Missouri.

Several nights ago, Ferguson, Missouri, erupted. It was a fiery and explosive demonstration of (out)rage.

It was also a fiery and explosive demonstration of hooliganism…

s200_leticia_pamela.garciaLeticia Pamela Garcia. Research Interests: Latino students, Latin American Immigration, Latino/as in Canada, Education, and Social Sciences (from UBC site)

I’m not saying I at all agree with unrestrained vandalism, theft, and destruction. Because I don’t. But I am saying that, in the heat of the moment, it is so much easier to focus on the “flash bangs” than it is to sit back and carefully examine the layers of porous foundation that lead to such a “spectacular” and “immediate” display of fire and flames.

The truth is pressure against the injustices which limit, degrade, criminalize, and marginalize Black, Brown, multi-coloured, and impoverished communities has been building for so much longer than the last 100 days.

It has been building since the moment human beings created the structures to systemically, and violently, take away the rights, dignities, knowledges, and cultures from another set of human beings in order proclaim the superiority of their own values and beliefs. It has been building since these groups, through various forms of physical and structural violence, attempted to diminish the humanity of others in order to render them sub-human, property, Others…

…Michael Brown matters because all lives matter. All. Lives. Matter. Black lives matter.

Leticia Pamela Garcia is a master’s student in society, culture, and politics in education at the University of British Columbia. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • Uncle_Waspy

    Okay, we get it – Whitey is pure evil (with the exception of enlightened compassionate SJWs).

    Therefore, the only logical solution is segregation.

    • Xavier

      It’s my belief that blacks will self-segregate. They will demand and be awarded their own schools, and their own grading system since as a group they cannot compete academically with other demographic groups.

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Sorry Xavier. I strongly disagree. The black community is schizophrenic. On a purely emotional level, they want their own cities, policing, government. And yet, they are aware that particular arrangement produces a Detroit, Haiti, Liberia.

        They want to have their cake and eat it too — much like Aboriginals. They want independence; they want their own society….but they need Whitey tax dollars to finance it.

        For that reason, they cannot self-segregate. The exact opposite will happen: The government will mandate that there can be no segregation. Ever.

        • Exile1981

          Isn’t there a new US law that says every community or subdivision has to have a certain percentage of minority housing?

          • Uncle_Waspy

            I don’t know that there is a specific law, or series of laws to that effect, Exile. But after Emperor Obama decreed that there is no Southern border, what does law mean? We all know that the feds have incentivized the creation of colonies in remote places like Maine and Iowa.

            This “One World” crap has been gobbled up by Churchianity for a long time now.

          • Exile1981

            Found an article about it being proposed but no info on if it passed or if he just used a pen.

            http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/23/team-obama-steps-up-racial-standards-for-neighborhoods/

          • Frau Katze

            Not exactly, but Obama’s been pushing it. The wealthy areas are, you guessed it, exempt, because prices are so high.

          • Exile1981

            Wealthy areas or wealthy liberal areas?

          • Xavier

            Yes.

        • Frau Katze

          They live by themselves in Africa. A few smart ones grab power and hold onto it. By an large, the countries are poorly run, I admit.

        • Xavier

          Not to argue, but blacks are already in the process of segregating from the rest of American society. Whitey is already financing their semi-separate society, and when you examine the trend toward lowering standards in jobs and schools to allow more “diversity” it’s evident that blacks will live and be governed by different standards. What do you think is about to happen as a result of the administration’s involvement with Ferguson? The police are going to have a different set of rules for dealing with minorities.

          The government will “say” that there can be no segregation, ever – while creating and rewarding de facto segregation.

  • Allan

    Yeah, and the countless billions of dollars poured into schools, homes, communities, EBT cards and the like for these blacks have gone to naught. Many refuse to go to school, they join gangs, rob, cheat, pillage, sell drugs, and murder each other. Many have no known father being brought up by a crack addled mother or a grandmother that is overwhelmed and past her prime for raising kids. Until blacks THEMSELVES wake up and do something about those problems, the cycle will continue.

  • Maggat

    “a master’s student in society, culture, and politics in education”, well she certainly will have a lot to offer society when she graduates.

    • Frau Katze

      I noticed that too!

      • Xavier

        Followup in a few years: “and I, a highly educated Latino woman, have been forced to work in the fast food industry for a non-living wage. That’s discrimination.”

  • winniec

    NIHILISM is the philosophy that Leticia Pamela Garcia saw up close first hand. She didn’t like it. They weren’t there to demand equality. Equality has nothing to do with it.

    Nihilism is a form of populist Marxism. They tried that in the Paris Commune and it didn’t work.

    Leticia Pamela Garcia and those like her need to look at the US hand gun culture and how it affects policing. That’s the reason you’re more likely to be shot by American cops. If Michael Brown had not been high on marijuana, he might have showed better judgement than to curse at, repeatedly punch in the face a police officer, then try to take his pistol from him, then charge straight at the officer in a drug-crazed rage while the officer fired warning shots and asked him to stop.
    The blood droppings at the scene matched the officer’s story exactly. The supposed eye-witnesses changed their stories as the blood evidence came out thus destroying their credibility and objectivity.

    I doubt a black police officer would have handled this stoned, 300-lb teenager any differently.

  • Xavier

    For all her education, why can’t she see…

    1) Obama meets with the race baiters like Sharpton.
    2) Sharpton agitates until blacks are ready to riot.
    3) Riots are allowed to occur without interference.
    4) Feds step in, threaten states, seize state powers.

    Rinse and repeat in NY, Phoenix, etc.

    • Frau Katze

      I’ve heard that Latinos have driven out blacks in certain traditionally black neighbourhoods in suburbs of LA. I have no personal knowledge of whether it is true or not.

  • DD_Austin

    Reason number 2,908,099 to end all Immigration

    Snotty leftist American illegal immigrants spilling over into Canada as “students”

  • Alain

    No doubt with all her university degrees and qualification she will land a great job in the real world. All I have to say about Ferguson is that it was and is a perfect example of following Alinsky’s playbook. That in itself is what is called Frankfurt Marxism where the goal is to infiltrate the culture rather than the old school communism of top down. This has been operating in the educational system in North American for the last 50 years or so and society is now reaping the results.

  • jayme

    Really where were the protest when that poor white man was beaten to death by 4 black thugs.

  • Maggat

    Leticia Pamela Garcia, I can’t resist this one, Lettuce Pummel Garcia.

  • eMan14

    “I stood up from Michael Brown because kids and adults alike make mistakes, like stealing and doing drugs, and do not deserve to be perpetually demonized for it.”
    Stealing and doing drugs are choices. Not mistakes. Joining a gang is a choice. Not getting an education is a choice. Rioting and looting are choices.

  • Edubeat

    If blacks want their own this and that and a free state I suggest we look at Liberia. There was just such a movement during Reconstruction post Civil War era and it didn’t fly. Read your history books

    • Frau Katze

      Liberia is still there. Not many American blacks are interested in living there.

  • Minicapt

    If black lives mattered, blacks would not be killing them.

    Cheers