"The racism that gave unholy birth to the Civil War has never stopped. Mother's, Fathers, Grandparents, and Children are dying because of white racism. Mother's, Fathers, Grandparents, and Children live in fear, knowing they or those they love could be next.
Can you imagine living every day waiting to be pulled over for driving while black, for sitting while black, for walking home while black, for praying while black? Can you imagine living every day praying you don't get a phone call informing you of the shooting of a loved one? Can you imagine going to church and wondering of you'll be able to return home in one piece?
How is this permissible? How do we walk away?
None of it will stop until White America wakes up, finds it's courage, and does something about it.
All the crocodile tears and prayers won't change that fact.
Whether we like it or not, America's white Racism that began at its' founding must end with us.
The ball is in our court, right where it has always been. Without us, the white supremacists win. Without us the shootings and bombings will continue. Without us, the attacks on voting rights continue. Without us, Justice dies. It's that simple.
Stand up. Be counted. Refuse to be silent. Join the NAACP. Join the Moral Monday's Movement. Do something!
ORIGINALLY POSTED TO ONOMASTIC ON THU JUN 18, 2015 AT 11:14 AM PDT.
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- the bones of dreams
- White Hypocrisy
- White Privilege
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