Please forgive what may be broken English.
I once had a conversation with someone about whether or not we were pro-black. Our race does have a lot of work to do to heal ourselves because nobody else will do it for us. But when it comes down to it, I know for a fact that I'm pro-black. Not anti anything else. Just pro-black. I want what's best for us an entire race. I have no shame in that. Other cultures can stand proud in who they are, and we don't just have that right. It's a necessity. We have to build each other up and work together.
“There was an effort to make this election about one big case involving a celebrity. The voters have overwhelmingly put that fallacy to rest.”
This is a letter to the ones who keep letting things like this happen. I'm not trying to preach, and please don't think I am rapping. I'm just tapping into your mentals to make you aware. Because it seems like the government officials don't even care. Too many lives lost at the stake of the ones who were sworn to protect us. Instead the murder our sisters brothers like they want to eradicate us. I'm not saying they are all bad, this is for the ones who are. I don't see how you have it in you to kill a little boy who isn't even armed. A man trying to get to his car, or tavon Martin trying to get home out of the dark. So many lives lost from unpunished crimes by law.
The viral video of a white, solidly middle-class, University of Utah Hospital Head Nurse, one Alex Wubbels, being manhandled and thrown into the back of a police car because she refused to comply with a Salt Lake City cop’s unlawful order is only the latest confirmation of black peoples’ centuries-long complaints of police brutality.
So let's look at what a hate crime is. Hate crimes are crimes, typically involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Actions that are done to someone for the same reasons as hate crimes but aren't criminal in nature are just called "bias incidents." There are laws that try to help deter hate crimes, these laws also help bring justice in the cases. They began with the Civil Rights Act of 1871. September 21, 1993 the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act was passed.
We are in a crisis in this country, a crisis that involves our young African American boys. What is happening with our young boys is a problem that doesn’t seemed to be addressed by the people that are supposed to serve and protect. How do we protect that group of males when we can’t get an acknowledgement that there is a problem? How do we protect our young males when they can get shot whether they comply with police or not? What you see that’s happening in the streets is a war. A war that is between police and African American males that doesn’t seem to get any better, generation after generation. How do we get more color to our police departments when all you see and hear are negative words? There is nothing for African American boys to strive for in law enforcement. There is nothing that calls out for them to become part of the solution; a solution that as of now still eludes them. I have three grandsons and I fear that one day one of them might be stopped by a policeman. How should I tell them they should act when there are trigger happy cops that only see the color of their skin not the person inside that skin?
Imagine being a mom of a 10-year-old boy received a phone call from your local juvenile court telling you that your son is about to be charged with assault.
The life you save may be your own if you want your life. Surprisingly, a Pennsylvania man tested the men in police uniforms by taunting and running away from them. While (of course) the footage failed to convey the beginning of the incident, it is a relief that this scene did not end with gunshots between the alleged perpetrator or the cops. In the video, the man is seen “squaring up” with cops after the policeman allegedly cold-cocked the man in the face. Supposedly, the man received the taser treatment. From Eric Garner to Tamir Rice to Michael Brown to Freddie Gray and so many others, the black man seems to be a target in the United States. However, if it is true that the unidentified man, black, white, red, brown, or yellow should have met the cold hand of justice from the start with an arrest.