Big Ups For Boston: Hate and Racism? We Aren’t Having It

What happened in Charlottesville was more than a little disgusting.  Droves of white males dressed in Khakis and Polos marched two by two carrying torches all the while chanting “Blood and Soil” “and “Jews will not replace us!”  Ew.  How freaking vile and creepy can you people get?

Groups of students and protesters resisted and chaos broke out. Both sides took some blows and found themselves on the receiving side of injuries.  The following day saw more hatred, more anger, more weapons and unfortunately more violence.  All it took was twenty four hours to confirm that racism is well and alive in America and Hate groups are feeling emboldened and powerful.

More rallies were planned and the country braced for a weekend of hatred and separation.

But Boston was not having it.  Nope.  While the Free Speech Rally geared up in Bean Town tens of thousands of counter-protesters shut them down.  While the Boston Free Speech Coalition did their best to make it crystal clear that their intentions differed greatly from those of the hot mess that was Charleston, the message of the people was also crystal clear:  we are taking no chances here, so leave.  Roughly 40,000 Bostonians decided that you come to our great city with tolerance, acceptance and love or you don’t come at all.  The mere suggestion that Neo-Nazis and White Supremacist groups might use the Free Speech Platform as an in to spread their evil was enough to mobilize counter-protesters.

And I kind of love Boston right now.  What happened in Virginia can’t happen again, not in this country and not anywhere in the world really.  Hatred based on race and religion is the filthiest kind of ignorance, the lowest form of stupid and at some point we have to come together and say “Nope.”


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12 thoughts on “Big Ups For Boston: Hate and Racism? We Aren’t Having It

  1. I knew there was a reason why Boston was my favourite city! Really great to see people and citites making a stand. We all need to fight racism. Thanks for joining us on #FridayFrolics x

  2. Oh yeah! two hours from Boston and I loved that city before. Now I love it even more! That is more of the stuff we need to see though. The media doesn’t cover it as much as it should. #anythinggoes

  3. It sickens me to think that this kind of behaviour and attitude is still out there in this day and age? Here’s to the people of Boston for standing together to stamp this out! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

  4. Love that the people of Boston stood together against this sort of thing. It’s ridiculous that some people still judge others based on their race!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  5. It’s a difficult one, and it isn’t. I am all for free speech and opinions but not when it is hurtful, racist, sexist and down right disgusting. In fact it angers me that such awful racism can be masked as free speech. Charlottesville was disgraceful and I cannot believe it can happen in this world today let alone in a country such as the States. But big up Boston – huge respect for standing against it! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

  6. I’m amazed at the racism that still goes on in this day, but thank god people are standing up for what is right!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back tomorrow.

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