The title alone catches your eye right?
Unfortunately with all of the stuff that happens to my black brothers and sisters, I am again reminded of a sad reality that exists in our "post-racial" United States of America. The truth is that POC are consistently treated differently from our more "american" counterparts. Interestingly enough, if we look at the disparity that occurs when it comes to anything related to police or prison, though POC are the minority, POC are the majority in these prisons.
Luckily no one profits from this type of system, ignorance speaking aloud and all.
Fortunately Officer Wilson will have the chance to be tried in a court of justice against his peers. Its a shame that Michael Brown will never given the chance. What's interesting however is that his character (Brown) is still being attacked in the land of the living, as if his actions beforehand, or his life, or any of the heinous things that teenagers do (the upside of working with kids myself), justifies the action that's taken place. Murder if that was a bit too subtle.
Now, to be fair, only Wilson, Brown, witnesses, and God really know what went down on that street where his corpse would lay. However, whether he is innocent or not, whether he is found innocent or not, whether any of this changes our lives or is confined to a simple hashtag and some reblogs or shares is on you, the reader.
Looking at the responses, by police, by media, by the vocal and proud that encourage the inhumanity of murder, and those that stand up against it, one thing is certain.
Though I am not in any rush to have any children and though the mother of my future children may not be black, all of this makes me question whether I would raise my children here. This, Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave.
Chrispy AKA Kon
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