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It didn’t feel right to post the lighthearted quote I had scheduled for today.
The tragic events have been constantly on my mind and I haven’t been able to focus on much else.
Like many others, I’m still reeling with sadness, shock and feeling sick to my stomach. I don’t know the families of the victims but I found myself with tears in my eyes all throughout the day as if I did know them.
Because when you’re living in a certain skin, these events hit you hard and force you to say something.
It sickens me that:
- these types of events are becoming the norm;
- there are absolutely no checks and balances for those that are supposed to protect and serve;
- certain people will try to blame the victims for what happened;
- it took a courageous woman to show the world through Facebook the type of treatment that is real and endured everyday;
- the character assassination of this woman will likely begin because that’s how the pattern usually goes;
- getting to the root of the problem will be lost beneath a layer of violence that has now bubbled over into the streets; and that
- when you listen and comply, you can still die.
I’ve spent the past evenings watching CNN and reading eloquently written posts under the #BlackLivesMatter tag in WordPress.
In fact, I’ve read a number of deep, emotionally thought provoking posts and will be reblogging a few over the short term.
I do hope that you take the time to read a few.
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Credit to and found at: https://theobamacrat.com/2015/10/26/black-lives-matter-explained-for-dummies/