Multiple police brutality cases leading in death, police officers dying because of the poor choices made by their colleagues, all resulting in enough national tension to anchor the Knock Nevis three times with.
For decades the Gheto Boys told us that this world was a ghetto and just as true as shit stinks it’s been just that, but the lack of give-a-damn toward this particular matter is making some of us step a little lower from ghetto to just savage. It’s okay to be angry because you can calm down from that, but it’s not okay to murder innocent people because you’re angry, there’s no coming back from that. Hell I’m angry too, it’s infuriating that I have to educate my son on this foolishness, but can’t even give him a definite ‘to do’ to ensure he lives after encountering a police officer. Things are so tense that some of my white friends are scared to show their empathy because they’re not sure how it’ll be received, and I get that because some of us are so angry that we’re taking it out on people who had nothing to do with anything.
Taking all opinions in consideration that’s been flying around about Black Lives Matter, HBCU, black television networks, etc. I get it, by 2016 we shouldn’t have so much geared toward blacks, but in 2016 black people shouldn’t have to worry about a routine traffic stop turning into a unlabeled homicide either. However, because it is our current situation we need organized groups such as Black Lives Matter and more unified groups that’s looking to add value back into today’s society. Historical black colleges and universities are historical black colleges and universities because at one time that was the only way black people could get a college education – come on guys we all know the story why are we even having to go here? On top of that anyone can attend a HBCU – that’s right anyone can attend a HBCU school. Black Entertainment Television and Centric started so we would have a television network that would be more relatable to our culture and to give our black actors opportunity to grow within their careers. So by dissing these networks are you saying that black actors and actresses are getting the same opportunities as everyone else now? So you’re saying Jada Pinkett-Smith was boycotting the hell out of the Oscars, for no other reason than to set it off?
As far as the ‘what next’ goes I’m concerned by the lack of action taken by the leaders of this country as well as our individual state leadership. When I say lack of action I’m referring to the fact that black people make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population, and 37% of that 13% were unarmed victims murdered by police officers. I’m wondering if I’m being naïve to expect anything. I mean, I don’t know about you guys, but my possible delusions still had me hoping for a plan to help the city of Chicago and their rising murder count. Or maybe we’re both being naïve and they believe this thing will in some way blow over, who knows. However, I do know that the body of this country won’t function properly if the head isn’t right.
Looking at some of the victims below makes me wish a few more of us would’ve took the owner of Starbucks race talk idea a little bot more seriously. If for nothing else, to be educated enough about each other to know how to help each other. My prayer to God is for healing to the families directly affected by actions taken from both sides, and that God walks with our leaders and render them a mouthpiece of reasoning so we can get through this, be safe.