Take a close look at the Covid protest photos – notice anything missing? Like a little color?
The photo of a recent Michigan march above, courtesy of PBS, shows hundreds of people marching – generally something I support! – but I blew it up, and could not spot a single person of color. Not one.
Michigan’s population is 25% POC.
Last time this happened was around 1981, when the anti-nuclear movement noticed it was overwhelmingly white. Here’s what POCs said at that time:
“Figures honkies would get out in the streets when it’s their own asses on the line!”
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