I just finished watching the movie"The Help", a movie mostly about black maids in Jackson Mississippi in the 50's and 60's and the way they were "owned" by their employers, those wonderful white society women!
The time when Medgar Evans was shot and killed, when JFK was killed, when the upheaval in the south about segregation and the utter disregard for others feelings.
We are still in that time period. Oh yes, we've made progress, but have we really? Do we ever consider others feelings simply because they are different than us? The answer is no, we really don't. We are so wrapped up in our own lives that we have no time to look at how others are surviving. We can't be bothered by someone else's problems. At least that was how it was until last week.
We are now being forced to look in the mirror, and many, black, white, asian, latinx, are being forced to look at our society and it's unfair treatment of minorities.
Racism again rears it's ugly head and kills another innocent black man. How many more must die by lynching (which is what that was) before we can come together as one to defeat this ugly stain on our society?
I must say, there are many, many peoples of all colors and creeds who are finally standing up and saying enough is enough, coming together in peace to mourn the dead who have been taken before their time by brutal suppression and pure hatred. Police officers that, instead of beating someone with that baton are laying down their weapons and joining the peaceful marches. Now that gives me hope!
We must reform law enforcement, we must reform our society, we must reform ourselves and the way we think about others. Personally, I have been sick of the way people feel entitlement and deny others the same rights, simply because they are non-white. I truly believe in white privilege and what it engenders and it disgusts me. I know I don't have to fear when a white cop pulls me over, it's always yes sir and no sir. I don't have to fear my child may be killed on his way to or from work, or he's in the wrong neighborhood. Nothing has really changed! Do I hope someday it will? Of course I do. Do I honestly think it will change before I leave this world? No, I really don't
I grieve with these black parents who must bury their children because some ignorant redneck decided they're where they shouldn't be or are doing something they disagree with like playing loud music or hanging on the street corner.
No, Donald John Trump has brought this country to it's knees, figuratively speaking, and has no intention of stopping. He is an evil man and so are the people who stand by him, all of you. Your are evil people, because you care only for yourself and your way of life. It will kill you , if not literally, then figuratively. Quite frankly I think you are already dead in your mind. If you can't see what you are doing to others, I have absolutely no respect for you. You are dead to me!
This must stop!
May you somehow find it within yourself to treat another with kindness and see that person for who he or she is regardless of skin color.