With all the koas going on around the country after the tragic death of George Floyd, people have responded by protesting in nearly every State.
As part of the protests, looting and vandalism has become a number one choice of outrage but for what.
This whole protests began over the tragic death of a Out Of Control Police Officer who should have by all accounts never been allowed to be patrolling our streets due to his many misconducts, yet was, and a life suffered because of it. So, to show outrage for his bad judgement, people are taking it out on store and stealing and burning and beating for what? To show, Hey, I hate Target or maybe Walgreens cost to much. I don’t like the color of this building so I think I’ll give it a new paint job.
Seriously, people! Protesting over the tragic death of George Floyd and the Stupidity of the Cop that did it is one thing. Burning down your neighborhood and making looking as if you came up from getto, our world has come past that. You have come past that, or so one would think.
I grew up in the deep South, in a time a segradation. Always being bused across town to be away from children I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t be with. I didn’t see color. I saw people, friends. Did I get hell for from my family, of course, but this wasn’t about MY FAMILY, it was about WHO I CHOOSE to have as friends in my life.
There are many ways to make a statement and get the attention of those you need to listen, like I did with my parents by refusing to give up my African American friends and being bused clear across town to attend their private school, but you Don’t Have To BURN, STEAL, BEAT or KILL. That only makes you become like the person you are protesting against instead of making a statement that in time will change the way things are done among all people. Black, White, Mexican, Asian and so on.
Sometimes it may take a group to make change but then again sometime it can just be one. STOP the fighting, START the change!