ConstableRabbit wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:The reason the protests exist in the first place is because of the disparity in how Americans approach racial issues, so there's zero chance of finding a way to get the point across AND appeal to a majority of Americans at the time time. Protests aren't supposed to appeal to the opposition; they're supposed to make them uncomfortable and force them, in any kind of small way, to confront what they've been unaware of or ignoring. That's why this...If half of your potential customers (people who don't buy today) overwhelmingly say that they need the product to do XYZ or cost less in order to buy, the company would probably try implementing some of those changes to see if it impacts sales/profitability.
...doesn't work. The people opposed don't want the protests to be tailored to make them feel more comfortable or welcome. They just want the protests to go away.
There are a LOT of people like this. Some people will always find an excuse to complain about the protest mechanism because they don't want to confront these truths, or are racist, stupid, etc. However, I think that there are also people who are unwilling to listen that otherwise would be listening if this didn't involve the anthem. They're completely turned off to it. And that's why a lot of the national conversation is around those people being offended and the anthem, not the subject of police brutality, which I think is a miss.
But this conversation is actually happening because these neanderthals keep struggling to hide their bigotry behind faux patriotism.
the protest is working, it is drawing attention to the problem and making horsefeathers people uncomfortable.