Unsettling Times - Unfortunate First Post
It is July 2016, but it has been feeling a lot more like the days of 1960. There is a nationwide outrage as the Black community has lost more lives in just a matter of days. The police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile within two days of each other has caused major uproar within the nation's communities. Peaceful protests commenced in different cities to focus on the injustices that have and continue to occur to Black men and women in this country.
The deaths of 5 Dallas police officers after a peaceful protest took the nation by surprise. If the nation was divided before, this event ripped the nation apart in a matter of hours. This event has definitely highlighted the division and the injustices that the folks in higher places chose to ignore. Police officers that have taken the lives of Black men and have failed to be punished for their actions. The lack of punishment has built up anger, sadness, and frustration within the communities that support Black Lives.
We must demand changes in the justice system. It does not provide support for Black America. We need our police forces to stop profiling black men and women. Stop being afraid of patrolling black neighborhoods. If you cannot relate to the people in those communities, maybe you shouldn't work there. You decided to protect and serve, you chose the job of brave men and women, so why are you fearful of one group of people?
I can go on for days, but I think I got my point across. All Lives don't matter until #BLACKLIVESMATTER