Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I saw the news about Eric Harris’ death and my heart is saddened. As a young black female, I always believed that the world was getting better. That one day, people would see me for me and not because of my chocolate complexion. I believe that in Christ, we are called to love others regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. WE are called to love. So when I see individuals all around the world, get killed because of their skin or because pride in positions of authority- my heart becomes saddened. How many people have to die before change comes? How many people have to get away in our flawed justice system? This epidemic of hatred is not targeted to men only, women my age are dying for no legitimate reason. Women my age, because they look like me are victims to police brutality. Women my age, because they look like me are subjected to a lifestyle of fear. I sit and watch my News Feed blow up with the complaints of a people, whose anger could fuel something lethal for our society. We are called to love! We are called to care about others regardless of what they look like? I just wished our justice system followed this simple rule of love as well.
I’m black. I’m 22. I’m a woman.
Am I the next victim?
Until next time,
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