Hello to everybody currently experiencing and affected by the recent events in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. I just wanted to speak on the situation a little bit and offer some suggestive advice about how to address the situation and which approach is most reasonable to be taken. Of course we know that African Americans have been experiencing adversity for hundreds of years, since the African trade for enslavement. It’s not the first time it has happened and more than most likely won’t be the last time that the African American culture experiences and witnesses some form of hatred, hostility, victimization and crime. I concur that it is detrimental to society and our communities who are taught to entrust in governmental figures of authority.
I think more than anything it’s important for the African American culture to focus on a solution. More than just reacting out of anger, more than deciding to seek revenge in a violent manner. I think it’s most important for African Americans to obtain a higher education. I think we all know that the Civil Rights movement has come a long way and our people now have more rights than we have ever had in the past.
Contrary to that, of course, many people will feel that white supremacy is preventing African Americans from enforcement of rights for the simple fact that there are many people who feel superior and above the law. I myself have been through so many obstacles, so much devastating forms of discrimination and injustices, oppression, pain and violence. I have had many experiences that anyone would find traumatizing and constraining. In all of my experiences, still I have chosen to overcome, I have chosen to be a victor and to be someone driven toward success. My advice to my fellow African American people is to educate yourselves and become the judge, become the prosecuting lawyer, become the police officer or representatives of the government and your city.
You CAN be the one who determines the level of character and behavior type of the task force within your community. You can work in the HR and be the recruiter who decides who will make up that team of law enforcement that goes out to the community and addresses traffic violations, addresses situations of theft and domestic violence and murder. You can be the person who assesses that information and balance out racial advantages so that our people can ensue and be provided with a better sense of equality. As a metaphor I refer to a colony of ants, their strength comes in numbers and I do believe that if the African American people can pull together in unison to become a more educated representation of the United States displaying a higher echelon of intelligence, then we can prevent, reprimand and put a stop to the violent acts that our culture has been experiencing for many decades.
Many African American Activists will think that we’ve done all that we can do. Our African American people have tried to be nice, tried to turn the other cheek and still innocent lives are being taken but again, everything has a process. Evolution happens by day, Rome wasn’t built in one day. I hope that by reading this article you will all be reminded and understand that violence is not particularly going to put an end to the problem. More and more people will lose their lives if these acts of violence continue to happen. So with that being said, your every awakening day is driven by decisions. The choice is yours. How will you decide to make a difference?