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American Racism, Unaddressed, Leads to Murder

Posted on 18 June 2015 by mdepeine

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families whose lives have been shattered by the murder of their loved ones.  I feel very sad and appalled about what has happened in Charleston, South Carolina.  A 21 year old white man decided that he was better than 9 other human beings.  He decided that he could take the lives of 9 other people because of his apparent hatred of their color and what they represented to him.  It is a shame what we see in America today.

So many people spend a lot of energy denying that racism and prejudice in America is alive and very strong.  What kind of upbringing leads a 21 year old to shoot and kill 9 people who are attending a church service, having a time of prayer?  The more we deny the racism and prejudice in America, the more murders will occur as a result of it.  America needs a gut check!  America needs a reeducation about race and race relations.  America needs to confront the truth about its past, its apathy about the present, and strive to redirect its future towards harmony.  America and all of its citizens must lift a hand to dismantle the hatred rooted in racism and prejudice, which is so readily supported by privilege and entitlement.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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Another Young Black Child Killed…For Being Black?

Posted on 02 December 2012 by mdepeine

Jordan Davis and his friends were listening to loud music in their car.  These are teenagers enjoying their music.  Sure, the music may not have been to everyone’s liking but they had the right to live.  That sounds absurd to me that I am writing about music and death of a teen at the same time!

Again, in Florida, a white man (Michael Dunn, 45 years old) took his gun and decided that he had every right to shoot at black youths.  He shot at their car eight (8) times and two (2) bullets hit Jordan Davis and killed him.  Jordan was 17 years old.  Why did this man think that  he had that right?  Why did he think it was his business to stop these kids and tell them what to do?  Why did he think that he had the right to pull out his gun and shoot at people who did nothing against him?  These kids were in their car…they never got out of the car, yet he had the nerve to say that he felt threatened because he supposedly saw a shotgun?  Then, call the police, don’t just start shooting at people because you feel like it.  Why shoot at these kids, God’s children, eight times and then run like a coward?  Now, he wants to hide behind Florida’s deadly “Stand Your Ground Law.”  Imagine if this were a black man who had done the shooting  of white youths while they listened to their music?  Would their be  a national outrage?  You could bet on it!

This is absolutely disgusting and inhumane.  It is outrageous and absolutely unfair!  Worst of all, the killer left the scene of the crime and drove off close to 200 miles away.  There are reports that he was under the influence of alcohol?

This is another example of how worthless the life of a black youth is in America.  This incident, the Trayvon Martin incident, and many others like it illustrate a deep and growing cancer in America towards the black youths.

Everyone should say “No more!  No more!  Enough is enough!  Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Indians and all people need to say “Enough is enough!  This is an American problem.  Too many sit quietly and ignore this issue as if it is so isolated and it is not!  Kids are being victimized and there is not an outrage…all people with half a conscience should be outraged and say “No more!”  Where is the compassion?  True compassion should never have a “color.”  If you are compassionate, you will have compassion for “your kind” and others as well.

Tribute Song: Shot Into History (Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell…) – YouTube

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