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Friends, we are living through some very difficult times. To me, it almost feels as if we’re all in this boiling pot and at any given moment, we’re all going to just boil right over. Systemic racism is a real thing and it’s clear by the marches and peaceful protests that are taking place right now all over the world, that it isn’t just the black community who is angry – everyone with a conscience is pissed at what is going on right before our eyes. And, because these protests and marches house more than just those from the black community, maybe now, change is really going to take place … positive change, that is.
I was excited when I learned that the network, BRAVO, had gathered and produced a show with cast members from various shows of their network, to discuss this racial climate we’re living in.
So, whether you want to accept and/or acknowledge it, there is a conversation right now that MUST be had. And, since you don’t have to be black to initiate that conversation, here we go… (please watch or listen to it in its entirety)
RACE IN AMERICA: A MOVEMENT, NOT A MOMENT
For those of you who are quick to respond with All Lives Matter when you hear someone say black lives matter- those of us who are on the side of right, already know that all lives (should) matter, but, what we’re faced with today is the unlawful, random, and blatant extinguishment of black lives.
For those of you who don’t know … when you counter with “all lives matter” after hearing someone say black lives matter, that’s a highly offensive and racist statement . Get off your defensive high horse and take the time to learn something new. There has never been a better time to do so. Step out of your “privilege” for a moment and step into the shoes of a people who have been oppressed for years and years – because whether you like it or not, equality for all is on the rise. We should work harder at understanding where the black community is coming from, instead of trying to defend that which has been, and still is indefensible: inequality and injustice. And in case you’re wondering, their both intertwined.
Many have asked why I’m so passionate about this, as if this isn’t my fight. This is everyone’s fight, yours, theirs, and mine, and because I don’t like wrongdoing of any kind, I will not sit silently and let this moment pass me by. We all have a moral obligation to stand, right now, today, and rebuke the hatred and blatant disregard that we have in the past, and are still today witnessing right before our eyes. If you’re not part of the solution, you are a HUGE part of the problem.
I heard this just this morning and the actual post is here at ASK THE GOOD MOMMY. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected, are as outraged as those who are.” ~Benjamin Franklin. So, are you unaffected yet outraged?
What are your thoughts about today’s climate? And, please, don’t be afraid to share. Remember, silence is no longer an option.
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done, does away with fear.