I’ve been thinking about the events that have hit Americans hard this week.
The problem is that we cannot see past skin color. It’s just melatonin. It’s simply the color of our skin. By fate, g-d or whatever higher power we believe in (if we do believe in a higher power), we were born with a certain skin color. The problem becomes when we make snap judgments about someone else because of their skin color or another factor.
We are all human beings at the end of the day. Just because someone is different does not automatically make them bad or harmful.
It’s 2016. For all of our advances in science and technology, we have not changed one bit from our ancient ancestors.
That makes me sad and angry.
Last month, when 49 innocent people were murdered in the shooting at the Orlando night club, I had hoped that this country would finally come together and move forward from the tragedy.
The truth of the Orlando shooting is that hate, prejudice and discrimination had as much responsibility for the murders as much as the gunman did.
This week, two African-American men were killed by police officers. Alton Sterling from Louisiana and Philando Castile from Minnesota had their lives unnecessarily taken.
In response to the shooting of the two men, a rally in Dallas ended with the death of five police officers.
That brings the death count to 7.
The same hate, prejudice and discrimination that was partially to blame for the Orlando shooting is also responsible for the death of these 7 souls.
It’s no secret that racism still has an emotional foothold on America. While I am not African-American, I can understand the perspective of those who feel threatened and abused by a system that keeps them down.
The truth is that all lives matter. We are still all human beings at the end of the day.
I’m going to end this post with a video from The Daily Show. As usual, they hit the nail on the head.
We have seen too much blood spilled on American streets this week. It’s time to end the madness.