Many Americans have privilege “as a white person because they can do things without thinking twice about it…”
Mirror, mirror in my hand, I need to respect what I see, what I do for others and where I stand.
But the crisis of acted upon hatred shows up in murders, weakened genocidal systems, apathy and abject poverty. ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING. WE are at War.
Talk to your friends. Be an ally. Admit the horrors that no people deserve. Vote differently. Write your leaders, regularly for drastic policy and action changes immediately. Demand the imprisonment of police officers who are violent, lawless and supported by the current president. Don’t be stagnant, oblivious or afraid of your hurt feelings and tears. Abhor the sicknesses that pretend to be democracy. And do something many times that is a progressive to end your apathy and the suffering of others.
Regardless of your race, function in proactive, right mindedness. Teach the youth with love, truth and by example.
**”I can go jogging #AmaudArbery.
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothemSean #AtatianaJefferson #BreonnaTaylor .
I can ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell #RenishaMcBride.
I can have a cellphone #StephonClark.
I can leave a party to get to safety #JordanEdwards.
I can play loud music #JordanDavis.
I can sell CD’s #AltonSterling.
I can sleep #AiyanaJones.
I can walk from the corner store #MikeBrown.
I can play cops and robbers #TamirRice.
I can wait for the train and celebrate the new year #OscarGrant.
I can go to church #Charleston9 #4LittleGirls
I can walk home with Skittles #TrayvonMartin.
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party #SeanBell.
I can drive alone and get a normal traffic ticket #SandraBland.
I can lawfully carry a weapon in the car with my family #PhilandoCastile.
I can break down on a public road with car problems #CoreyJones.
I can shop at Walmart #JohnCrawford.
I can have a disabled vehicle #TerrenceCrutcher.
I can read a book in my own car #KeithScott.
I can be a 10yr old walking with Grandfather #CliffordGlover.
I can decorate for a party #ClaudeReese.
I can live in and sustain my community #Rosewood.
I can ask a cop a question and they can ask me one too #RandyEvans #MaliceGreen #GeorgeFloyd.
I can cash a check in peace #YvonneSmallwood.
I can take out my wallet #AmadouDiallo.
I can run #WalterScott.
I can breathe #EricGarner.
I can live #FreddieGray.
I can ask someone to put a leash on their dog when it is required in the public park we are in #ChristianCooper….
American white privilege is REAL. Take a minute to consider the Black American experience, today. All Americans must do more to make all lives safe and justly reslected, like yours is. Educate yourself and your friends. Work on justice together.
I edited some of this copy which was not originally all mine. Then I pasted it along with my thoughts on a loving start to a conversation and convergence upon justice for all…please do the same.