This is our America, but today, it doesn’t really feel like it.” The previous quote is from: Tamir Rice / Emmett Till
My heart is hurting so badly that even today, I find tears running down my face, for no other reason than the fact that there is no justice for this child. There is NO JUSTICE FOR THIS CHILD. I say again, child. Not even a teenager. Racism hurts us all, the oppressor, as well as the oppressed. I cannot sit by and say nothing, because to do so, by tacit agreement, is to take the side of the oppressor. Let me also state, clearly, and emphatically, that anyone who believes Tamir would have suffered the same end if he was white is either a) lying to themselves, or b) blind and ignorant in the worst possible way. We, being members of the privileged class (whites), are brought up to have faith in our justice system in this country. How, I ask you, can anyone, regardless what the color of their skin, have faith in a system that is inherently racist; a system where the deck is always stacked? I wonder, will we, as a nation, ever heal? Will we ever exemplify the words in our Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness? Where is Tamir’s life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness?
I’m finding it very difficult to find good in the world today. I can only try to imagine how Tamir’s family and loved ones must feel. 💔
Please consider signing this petition, asking for Justice for Tamir: Move-on petition