Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
May 19, 1925 – Feb 21, 1965
I’m sure we’re aware of what happening in the world today regarding the racial, social, political and economic injustice that’s plaguing our communities so I feel there needs to be discussions regarding them. COVID-19 is not the only virus attacking families, (Click here to check the current GA stats for COVID-19 cases) state and federal government officials have been working counter-productive to black communities across the U.S throughout this black lives matter pandemic. While African Americans, and others who understand and support this movement, gather around the country in outrage to protest the government and local authorities launch attacks on innocent and unarmed citizens. In the death of so many African Americans within the past years Blacks around the world have began to protest, speak out and carve out a foot print in a government that has rejected them since the dawn of it’s discovery by the European pioneers. Does anyone recall why there was an expedition to begin with. Click here for a journey down memory lane.
As Malcolm stated simply and clearly “wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who say it”. The injustice against blacks all over the world has caused a great deal of emotional, economic, social and political injustice through generations of families. Black people are the backbone and leading financial provider in many of these countries yet we are constantly mistreated and overlooked in the economy. These unjust and immoral actions of the past must be eradicated and all P.O.C must be given a fair chance in a country we all contribute to.
SAY THEIR NAMES
REV. CLEMENTA PICKNEY
STEPHON CLARK AND SO MANY MORE… (Keep in mind this does not date back to the 90’s, 80’s or 70’s and before)
This young man, Derrick Ingram who is co-founder of the nonviolent activist group Warriors In The Garden, was antagonized by the police in his own home. The police did not have a warrant for his arrest and against no legal means had a right to be there. First things first, this is harassment! Can we address these actions committed by these officers and how it is unlawful, inhumane and unethical. The actions they committed go directly against the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
We could discuss the case with Jacob Blake being shot 7 times in front of his children while entering his vehicle. This man was unarmed in front of his home not engaging in any altercation and was met with deadly force. This man is now suffering, paralyzed from the waist down, in the hospital making an attempt to recover the life he once had. This is outrageous! Some will blame the victim in support of the police but then how do you explain the situations with the heavily armed white men who were taken into custody without being beaten or killed in the process. This man did nothing wrong, had no weapon, was not charging at the police and was not wanted for any crime but was treated like an immediate threat.
There were several white men who were heavily armed and dangerous but were taken into custody without a problem: Patrick Crusis, Nikolas Cruz, Dylann Roff and of course the most recently praised murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. Now this young bigot is being rallied behind and supported because they are now claiming self defense. If someone could explain a few things that would be great. Why was a 17 year old over 20 miles away from home with a loaded weapon he should not be carrying at a protest in the middle of the night? There was also footage captured showing the police handing him and his friends water prior to this shooting taking place and then yelling to everyone else to get off the streets. Now does that sound right? I feel like I’m missing something here. Why would the police offer them water prior to the incident, why not offer any to the protesters? Allow a 17 year old boy with a machine gun walk the streets to “protect a business” nowhere near him home, does that sound right? Why not ask him for his ID like you would if he was a P.O.C? The questions could go on but we’ll leave that for now. It’s amazing how often Caucasians bigots claim to fear other races yet do some of the most heinous and inhumane behavior.
The sad reality is that Caucasian bigots are racists towards all P.O.C in America, not just African Americans. Of course the situations regarding racism for each race are different but it never ceases to exist. Click here to view a video of how our underpaid, overworked, should be well respected postal workers are treated by those who feel entitled.
There is no justice in a quiet community nor is there change. We could go much farther as the human race if we worked together. Don’t you?
We will come to a resolution one way or another. Peace, love and blessings Lovves.
Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Malcolm X : A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marable
The Portable Malcolm X Reader
Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities)
Discrimination in America: Malcolm X or MLK – A Civil Rights Debate
Malcolm X for Primary Students
The Autobiography of Malcolm X