In light of what has been going on with yet another racially driven incident within the good old U.S. of A, I unfortunately have to get about 10% of what has been dying to be said out of my own brain over the past couple days.
After hearing the news I immediately decided to just not even look and pay attention to the news, the media, the social media platforms, and even talking to a few people who I normally would.
Why? Well, yet again the country is full of tension and emotion. We are emotional without education many of us and a good number of people demand that science lose to opinion.
I am not picking sides by any means…I wasn’t there and have no true idea of what really happened that day. At the end of the day I can say factually that an 18-year-old was shot dead and a police officer says he was doing his job.
If the officer did not have a badge and was just another person on the street, would the country be in an uproar? What if it was a black cop shooting a white 18-year-old? What if, what if, what if, but the only what if that comes to my mind is what if we actually put our heads together and created something bigger than a looting our own neighborhoods and something more along the lines of developing factual information and taking peaceful actions through education and words.
I am unaware of what it is like to be anything other than myself. I have dealt with stereotyping and have honestly stereotyped before, especially when I was a police officer for 5 years…I went with my gut feeling and if it drew me towards a 6’7 350lb white man or a 5’2 black woman, I trusted it.
I can’t justify actions of either of the 2 original parties but I can justify that the reactions of all parties involved in the looting, raping, and pillaging of the various cities around the country. This is not how you get change. No one is claiming what exactly should change. It is coming off like children throwing a tantrum. Organize your minds and consolidate your actions and see change maybe then possible…