I want to say something about POC so-called allies, particularly non-Black Latinos/Hispanics. I apologize if this comes off as rambling, I'm just typing as the thoughts come. This is really me venting. We often hear about how Latinos/Hispanics get treated just like Blacks, blah, blah, blah. When we hear Black leaders/protesters speak they will often use "Black and Brown" in order to include them in our plight. You do not hear it as often coming from the other side when they have a cause. An example is when the fight for Dreamers and immigrants as a whole was going on; the Latinos/Hispanics were loud and it was all about their people. It took Blacks to speak up to say there are Black immigrants that need protection too. So, now let me speak about police brutality . A few weeks ago, I posted a video of a Hispanic man being punched in the back of the head by a cop in Boyle Heights. Big Boy posted on his page, so I know lots of people saw it. What I did not see was large protest over it...until now. In California, if Latinos/Hispanics wanted to make noise they can. They are a large population in So-Cal. But, I did not see reports on any protesting going on...until BLM started protesting over the murder of George Floyd. Now, they are organizing and having their own protest over the Boyle Heights incident and other incidents. They are using BLM but protesting for their own cause and making sure they don't have the same issues BLM is having with agitators. My point is that Latinos/Hispanics have been doing this sh*t since I was in middle school. They wait until Blacks start protesting to then fight for their issue. That way when the backlash comes, it falls on Blacks not them. They are seen as the people who "take the jobs the Black won't" and are less of a problem. They do this because they are slowing gaining power without as much push back as we get. They hide behind our work and suffering. Why wasn't there a mass protest over the Boyle Heights incident and them talking about "black and brown?" Why can't we ever by the "allies?" No, we gotta be upfront to take those bullets. The only time they are upfront is for immigration because they need to make sure they can grow their census numbers and have more power than Blacks. When is the last time, y'all remember a Hispanic/Latino protest not hidden behind a BLM protest over police brutality. But let them tell it, they get the same treatment at the same rate. I don't doubt they do, but they don't stand up for their people because they don't want to be treated like Blacks are here. Part of that may have to do with immigration status, but they are protesting now. There are plenty of legal Hispanics/Latinos who can always protest when we do, but never find the energy when we are not. We as Blacks need to stop looking for "allies", especially the Cardi B and Fat Joe type who are using the "one drop" rule to deny what they are. We can't have allies who hate who they are. That was the problem with Rachel Dolezal. People said she did great work that could have been done as a white woman. But the cosplay was unacceptable. We get too caught in including everyone else, but will find the dumbest reason to cancel a brotha or sistah. Let's learn to work with each first before inviting "allies" in .