I sit on Facebook and watch as so many of my white friends sit in judgement of the looting and rioting following George Floyd’s death. I see them saying that the mourning of his death is lost with the violence and law breaking. This attitude makes me more angry than what happened to Mr. Floyd!!!! It’s part of the problem. I see these same people say they’re liberals and voting blue will fix the problem.
I’m so angry that I want to fight! I want to stand up and stand with my African American brethren for what’s right and just!! I don’t want to see another civil war or a revolution, but I believe there is a point in which peaceful protesting and voting aren’t going to solve issues. Slavery wasn’t abolished by voting blue, peaceful protests or Facebook rants. We had a civil war in which people took up arms for what is right. Of course I know the civil war was about more than just slavery, but it was one of the biggest things to come out of the war and it’s what still divides our nation.
I’m angry! I’m disgusted at the judgment of those who are sitting in their white privilege saying what should be done! There are layers of issues here. Far more than just prosecuting cops who killed a black man in cold blood.
I don’t have the words to explain what I think or feel adequately. When I watched Trevor Noah’s video this afternoon I finally felt like what I feel has begun to be put in words. Watch with me and let the words sink in.