#BlackLivesMatter

Mark

 

"Not much has changed in our argument from 50 years ago. Not much has shifted in the perception of the evil hearts and minds of those exploiting the black body from 150 years ago."

"This post is to say we must educate ourselves, those around us, not white or black but as human beings, we are responsible for the story we tell tomorrow."

I'm writing this after being in turmoil these past few weeks. The injustices that black lives are facing at an alarming rate is now gaining mass attention. This is something that I've always tried to be vocal about and it seems that NOW people are getting an insight and are becoming more aware of the iniquities inflicted on those that look like me by the institutional racist system that we have all been unfortunately FORCED to live under.

Not much has changed in our argument from 50 years ago. Not much has shifted in the perception of the evil hearts and minds of those exploiting the black body from 150 years ago. Will you sit back and allow they and them to continuously perpetuate this inhumanity?

Don't be fooled by mine or anybody's words today, but hold yourself accountable for your own words. After slavery there was segregation, after that, it was an unequal distribution of wealth - from education to housing - forcing the black community into poverty, after that it was and is mass incarceration (masked under a war on drugs), ask yourself is it just black people you see involved with drugs? Are there people in political positions who have in the past held close affiliation with drugs? How have they been punished? Most likely with a slap on the wrist. And someone from an ethnic background, what are the repercussions for them?

The powerful will always come up with a new way to stymie US, not just in the USA but here too; wherever you are asked to pay taxes.

This post is to say we must educate ourselves, those around us, not white or black but as human beings, we are responsible for the story we tell tomorrow. Do not to be ignorant of my plight; of the generational trauma I am faced with and many others who share my trauma. I know YOU too must suffer from this trauma as these are our kinfolk who wrote this story and history for us, these are the men and women who have trod the same streets in hopes that one day we could live in a just society, as equals, as free vessels able to attain our greatest aspirations.

Please acknowledge that All Lives WON'T Matter 'til at least Black Lives begin to be appreciated, not for their complexion but for the same value you would endow on a close family member; a human life.

LOVE

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