That which is a given does not



 require acknowledgment or a 



global protest.


Hello everyone, it’s been a while since we’ve posted. Lately, social media has been very disheartening for us, and we wanted to take the time to to respond in the best way we can. As you know, the evil of racial injustice in America continues to prevail. And as long as it stands we will continue to fight against it, just like our grandfather before us, who marched hand in hand with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Douglas family believes in EQUALITY, FREEDOM, and JUSTICE for ALL people! So today, we’re sharing this video with you to encourage you to STAND UP for what is right. Because at the end of the day, we are all created in God’s image. One blood, one race. Racism must end. Brutality must end. Remember- Do Good. Love Someone. ❤️❤️❤️ #standup

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since we’ve posted. Lately, social media has been very disheartening for us, and we wanted to take the time to to respond in the best way we can. As you know, the evil of racial injustice in America continues to prevail. And as long as it stands we will continue to fight against it, just like our grandfather before us, who marched hand in hand with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Douglas family believes in EQUALITY, FREEDOM, and JUSTICE for ALL people! So today, we’re sharing this video with you to encourage you to STAND UP for what is right. Because at the end of the day, we are all created in God’s image. One blood, one race. Racism must end. Brutality must end. Remember- Do Good. Love Someone. ❤️❤️❤️ #standup

Social justice issues have plague


and tormented our country and many 


other countries around the globe 


with issues that affected us 


historically, and today.

Justice is an established, routine 


virtue to most of us and can be


 defined as rendering to others 


his and/or her God-given rights. 


Justice must never be


godless, disrespectful, 


callous, blood-thirsty, 


brutal, vicious, wicked, 


desensitized, ruthless, 


diabolical, monstrous, 


compassionless, 


mean-spirited, 


impartial or allow


partisan influence


Justice must be blind. 


It must righteously serve the rule 


of law, and every individual must


 be treated equitably and fairly. 


Justice must ensure equal human 


rights under the law. 



The law should be fairly 



and faithfully enforced. 



The law should protect



 the safety of 




ALL 



communities.


The conventional interpretation of 



“Justice is blind” 



is that the legal system is impartial. 

@blackkout___ Reply to @donniepatterson41 ♬ original sound - D Piddy

Apparently, there are many in 


the justice system, who did not


get the memo.

The idea of justice occupies center stage both in 


ethics, and in legal and political philosophy.


Classically, justice was counted as one of the four 

cardinal virtues. In fact, sometimes it was the most

important of the four.

America's ongoing struggle with



injustice, widespread racial bias,



bigotry, inequality, civil rights, 



and systemic oppression is not so 



much about black and white... it



 is more about wrong and right.

Historical injustice and past moral 


wrongs committed are too often 


overlooked; yet, these ills are still 


impacting the well-being of many 


Black people, today.


False narratives of racial difference 


marginalize and exclude many Black, Red 


and Brown communities. Many Black, Red 


and Brown people have been burdened with a 


presumption of guilt and dangerousness.

 


That's just evil. 


Place: 



The United States


of America!


Far too many people have been taught to see 


reality through a very narrow and shallow lens. 


This leaves one feeling threatened by perceived


 outsiders.



Some people can be unkind, harsh, ruthless and 


hateful towards others because they have been


 conditioned/taught to fear people who are


 different from them or been deemed as a threat, 


based on the color of their skin.


EVIL, EVIL, EVIL!

 


Some have made it their life's mission to 


intentionally sow seeds of unfounded hatred. 


They create pain and hardships for others by


 demonizing, denigrating and diminishing 


others with the goal of furthering some


 ideological, religious, or political objective.

 


Many of these terroristic acts of violence are 


intentionally perpetuated. This, in and of itself, is 


useless, uncivil, divisive, unproductive, destructive 


and misplaced waste of emotions that pollutes the 


heart and robs people of their peace and joy. It is 


very injurious to the hater. It is like drinking poison 


and hoping the other person dies.



Hatred or hate is a profoundly bitter burden to bear. 


It confuses and paralyzes life. It distorts the vision 


and retards people from becoming their best and 


highest self.



Hating is an intensive and emotional dislike 


directed against individuals, groups, entities, 


objects, behaviors, or ideas. It is often associated 


with generational callousness, insensitivity, 


animosity, and an inclination towards hostility. 



Some violent, power hungry, control freaks are 


actually afraid of their own shadows, but when 


given the opportunity they are and have been 


notorious for painting the victim in a negative


 light by saying somehow they deserved the 


disgraceful punishment inflicted upon them...


they deserved the hate crimes that they endured.



 Hate is not a respected 


family value.



Some people are great at convincing themselves 


of their own righteousness; yet, so evil that they 


would consciously go down into the most devilish


 parts of themselves in order to hurt and blindly 


disregard the personhood... the humanity in 


others.

People of color are all too aware that our society is 


very racialized... yes, racism exists.

The discrimination and violation of African-Americans’


 human rights did not end after slavery was abolished.


 From separate bathrooms and schools to belittlement 


and judgement of individuals based on their skin color,


 African-Americans were stripped of their rights in


America.


The toxic campaign of white supremacy and the 


profound influence of blatant lies have been

 

manipulated through a multitude of mediums and 


has plagued our world, even in our supposed 


enlightened society. 



For several hundred years, some Whites have argued


and have deeply entrenched themselves under the


 veil of being superior to others in every respect. 


Every one of us, whether we are conscious of it or not, 


are living out our lives in societies shaped by history. 


In all societies structures of inequality, including 


economic inequalities, have been laid down in the 


past. In a number of cases these structures have been 


based on or influenced by racist assumptions that,


transmitted over time have continuing effects today.


These injustices and undue advantages have been

 

generationally perpetuated... multiplying and 


repeating themselves. Nevertheless, the lies, sins


 and guilt, maintained over several generations have


 snowballed into treacherous and diabolical atrocities 


perpetuated upon humanity. These toxic generational


 strongholds has made truth, for many, hard to face and 


accept. 


Some people are so bound up with deception,


 envy, greed and self-righteousness... they can 


not bring themselves to see the truth. 

We are all created equal in


God's eyes.

John 3:16 tells us Jesus died 


for the whole world.

“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity


 and rights...”(Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 


1948).


All of us have difficulty with the idea that although 


we are all different we all should be treated the same. 


It seems ‘natural’ to ascribe negative meanings to


 differences, to associate difference with the supposedly


 inferior or superior or the dangerous. It is not, however,


natural. It is something we learn and is therefore


something we can unlearn.

Some people are invested in misunderstanding 


African Americans and the Black Lives Matter 


Movement. They have no desire for truth or 


justice for all.


White fragility is a state in which even a minimum 


amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering


a range of defensive moves. These moves include the


outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and


 guilt, and behaviors such as tears, argumentation, 


silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. 


These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white 


racial equilibrium. White people in North America 


live in a social environment that protects and insulates 


them from race-based stress.


On the flip side, the police, are treating taxpaying 


citizens of color in a harsh, ruthless and hateful 


manner. It could very well be that they have been 


poorly trained. 



Some have made it their mission in life to sow


 seeds of unbridled hatred by over-criminalizing


 African Americans, using terrorism and white


 supremacy which intentionally creates pain


 and hardships for others, based solely on skin 


color. 



This, in and of itself, is a useless, uncivil, 


divisive, unproductive, destructive and 


misplaced waste of emotions that pollutes 


the heart and robs people, in general, of their


 peace and joy. It is very injurious to our 


society, as a whole.


Whites move through a society in which racial inequality


is the very bedrock in racial comfort as white people and


they are rarely ever out of their racial comfort zones.

White "Privilege" refers to certain social advantages,


benefits, or degrees of prestige and respect that an


individual has by virtue of belonging to certain social 


identity groups.


The fact is, police officers react differently to White 


people who are pulled over as opposed to Black people 


they pull over. For those who refuse to acknowledge the 


dehumanizing inequalities… just imagine what you 


would feel like if the situations were reversed. 



When people say black lives matter, it does not mean


 blue lives, White lives, Red lives, Yellow lives and 


Brown lives don’t matter. All lives matter is an 


accurate statement, but this is not a matter of 


devaluing or comparing lives. 



When black people have encounters with biased 


people within the judicial system and police officers, 


it becomes very apparent to black people that they 


can't or won't see the humanity in black lives. Black 


lives have been grossly undervalued and to try to


rationalize the horrible injustices is just wrong and


 mean-spirited. 



How would you feel if the police 


patrolled your community the way 


they patrol the Black community?




Imagine this as being your 


experience in the United States 


of America?




How would you feel if every move 


you, your child, your brother, sister, 


mother, or father made... had to be 


made with severe consideration for 


their lives being threatened or taken 


by those who are to preserve law


 and order?



Far too many bad police officers 


are routinely engaging in 


generational bad habits of hurting 


and maiming Black people simply


because of the bitter racial seeds of


 ignorance, hatred and division 


passed on from their forefather's 


self-righteous rage. It is high time


 to inspect the ways we have been


 programmed to blame and mistreat


African Americans in an effort to 


cover up generational lies, deception


anger, greed, theft, rape, and murder. 




Reader, how would you feel if the 


police and the justice system 


treated you as they treat Blacks?




YOU WOULD BE 


OUTRAGED!



Black lives are at risk. Blacks are twice as likely to be 


hurt, arrested or killed by an officer. It is said that there 


are more black Americans in the United States justice 


system than there were slaves in 1850. 



The "Black Lives Matter" slogan is to raise 


awareness of the violence and discrimination blacks 


regularly face in the United States of America. This 


is a fight against injustice.



Black lives matters denounces 


systemic racism and police 


brutality, which is excessively 


used against Black people. 



It is time that we all look through a more 


righteous lens and stop deflecting the real 


issues minorities have to face when they 


interact with bad officers.



The big "aha" is that blacks are racially


profiled and are more vulnerable to less 


than transparent judicial processes. Blacks


 are disproportionately targeted and subjected


 to biased and corrupt police bullying.



Let us not miss the point, Black people are 


being murdered and brutalized by police who


 in many cases get a slap on the wrist. These 


are real lives that are being taken. These are 


mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, 


uncles, sons and daughters. These are lives 


that have been ripped away from their loved 


ones either through wrongful incarceration 


or tragic acts of violence. 



Contrary to what some may believe... 


African Americans are also a part


of God's amazing creation!



Whether all humans accept it or not... 


Black lives really do matter and should 


not be subjected to blatant injustice,


 treated with contempt and/or regarded


 as subhuman, that is the point.

Usually, the things that others fear within 


themselves is what they hate about others.


 Some people don't like those who's strength


 reminds them of their weakness. As a result, 


they project their unlovable and morally 


reprehensible ill will and negativity... 


outward.

The Bible is clear about hate... hate is just wrong.


STOP THE MADNESS!!!



Generating hatred is a waste of precious time.


Unlearn that horrible generational curse. There 


are no solutions found in hating others.



According to Scripture...


We are all made in God's image.


Some of the House Republicans, 


contentiously, downplayed the


 Capital attacks, where rioters


overran the Capitol to 


overthrow Democracy.


Some called the insurrection...


 a normal "Touristvisit?



🤔



It is time for a human 


heart revolution!!! 



Let us pray for a revolution in 


the human heart. For such a time 


as this, love and a righteous


relationship with God


 is the answer. 



We need God to revolutionize 



the soul of all mankind!


Let us be honest, many Whites have unearned 


advantages over Blacks, and when it is brought


 to the light... some tend to deflect, dismiss, 


pretend to misunderstand and read into it... 


a whole different meaning. That is cruel and


 selfish. 


Hatred is a poisonous and destructive emotion 


that eats one up from the inside out. It is 


destructive and mind consuming. The mental 


venom can pollute one's spirit. If left unchecked, 


hate will rear its ugly head corroding and 


imploding the soul and explosively 


overshadowing one's days.



Hatred is a heart dis-ease that has contempt 


for another or believes others to be inferior. 


Hatred feeds on humiliating and mistreating 


others. Hatred produces ill will, resentment,


 animosity, prejudice, bitterness, and hostility 


that eats away at the hater's heart and mind. 


It can pollute and destroy people from within...


causing paranoia, restlessness and obsessive, 


unstable thinking. It negatively impacts the 


mind and heart of the hater and leads one 


to spiritual suicide. 



Haters are more or less... walking dead souls.


Hatred corrupts and consumes the person or 


people who harbor it. It can become harmful 


both to oneself and others. 



Most of us don't know how to handle the 


dis-ease of hatred, especially when it is 


directed toward us. Let us detach ourselves 


from any hateful attacks that we face and 


follow Jesus' teachings found in the Ethics 


of the Kingdom... the Sermon on the Mount... 


sometimes called the Sermon on the Plain 


(Plateau). 



Keep in mind that Jesus wasn't a pastor of a 


church, so this profound "Sermon", on how we


 are to live, was different than the kind of 


religious message we hear today. Jesus taught


 about subjects such as prayer, justice, the 


needy, judging other people, etc.



Jesus' words are practical and concise. Jesus


taught us to do better than what society allows 


or expects.


God is Love, and God has given 


us the mandate to love others. 


Jesus had a radical view of how we would treat 


people and just exactly who our neighbor was. 


He said love your neighbor, love your brother, 


even love your enemies. 


“But to you who are listening I say: Love your 


enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless


 those who curse you, pray for those who 


mistreat you. 


If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to 


them the other also. If someone takes your 


coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 


Give to everyone who asks you, and if 


anyone takes what belongs to you, do not


 demand it back. Do to others as you


 would have them do to you.


Luke 6:27-36


This sermon describes an attitude of the heart 


that expresses itself "Positively" when others 


are negative, and generously when others are 


selfish. Jesus is showing us what our attitude 


should be toward those we would rather hate, 


and how to develop and live out that attitude.

Isaiah 26:3 reminds us, "You keep him in perfect peace 


whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."


Africans and African Americans have suffered horrible 


injustices, i.e., racism, prejudice and mistreatment 


including, but not limited to: slavery, isolation, 


persecution, sterilization, medical experimentations, 


disproportionate incarcerations, senseless, vicious 


brutality and murder while in police custody.


Some are so blinded with isms... that they use their


inventive faculties, not for the good, but for the sole


 purpose of disregarding the personhood of others and 


going down into the most perverted and devilish parts 


of themselves in order to create strife, devise malicious, 


vicious, vindictive, devilish exclusions and schemings 


that will hurt their victims. Many times they do this 


as a means of elevating themselves.


According to the Scriptures, such 


people are an abomination in God's 


sight!

Trust, God has heard your voices and seen your misery, 

toil and oppression.

It’s time to transform the varying levels of 


generational evil, intolerance, and ignorance. 


Racism is a life-threatening heart dis-ease. 



It is time for healing what divides us!

The 'Big Six' organizers of the Civil Rights Movement 

were: A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 

James Farmer, Whitney Young, Jr., Roy Wilkins and John 

Lewis. They knew it was time to organize and develop a 

set of demands that would actually transform conditions in 

African American communities.


These Civil Rights leaders and thousands of freedom 

fighters were organized and like-minded. They knew it 

was their season to speak for those who could not speak 

for themselves. It was their time to stand up and defend 

the rights of the oppressed, brutalized and all who were

 destitute. 
Black lives do matter. African Americans have helped to 

build and shape the character of our great nation.

Generational study is important because our ancestors 


were shapers who did the best they could in spite of the 


circumstances of their lives. 

Yes, it was their time to speak up and defend those who

 had been deprived of jobs and their inherent freedom as

 humans. They wanted others to realize that African 

Americans deserved dignity and respect.


These Civl Rights freedom fighters advocated for the

civil and economic rights of African Americans. They

 called for liberty, justice and an end to racism. 


They knew it was time to march... to protest racial 

discrimination and show support for the major civil 

rights legislation that was pending in Congress.


 These leaders applied their Biblical wisdom, 

philosophical understanding, reasoning, boldness, 

humility, professional knowledge, experience, 

observations, resources and clarity about injustices,

 disparities and inequalities while reasoning with 

their antagonists. 


These leaders and thousands of freedom 

fighters believed that little could be accomplished 

through violence, and that it would behoove 

all concerned to engage people of  “Good will” 

in a nonviolent manner. In doing so, the powers

 that be would better hear their rallying cry 

regarding police brutality and/or murders of 

AfricanAmericans and not only understand, 

but be convinced of the need for equal rights 

and justice for all.


They believed by their strong, stable, reasonable, 

persistent and valid arguments... the administrative 

system would finally come to understand and support 

their efforts by working with them to resolve their 

issues and demands. They were of the belief that if 

people of "Good will" knew better... 

they would do better. 


Our ancestors hold many keys that can help us to

righteously and strategically resolve many of the 

issues we are faced with today. May we take heed,

 keep God in the forefront and march on.
Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)

“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their 


Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”


It has been almost 6 decades since the 1963 March on 


Washington; yet, many still lack the understanding about


 how to treat one another fairly.

Equal justice for all is a law and an ideal our country has 


unfortunately failed to live up to. Very few of us can say 


we have fully realized Dr. King's vision. We are still 


struggling to overcome forces of societal conflicts, official


inhumanity and ugly images of our nation's racist legacy. 

African Americans are being bombarded by 


continued brutal incidents which are painful, 


appalling, disgusting, and heartbreaking reminders 


that racism, hatred, animosity and injustice remains


a very serious challenge, for the land of the free, 


where on paper, there is justice for all. How shameful


 to see America, in 2020, still deprived of justice and 


equality for all. 


Some see entire groups of people as... "Those people." 


When people shift their fears and hatred to "Those 


people," they are declaring that "Those people" 


are unacceptable things... they have no value; no worth. 



According to some..."Those people" do not matter to them 


because... "Those people" are less than human. They can 


then "Justify" acts of violence and degradation because...


they have denied the humanity of "Those people."


These antiquated ideals of white supremacy and denying 


African Americans of their God-given rights, are ideals 


our country should be embarrassed and appalled over.

Our actions and/or decisions may affect others, and those


effects may change the world around us. 


If we sow evil... we will eventually reap evil. Whatever we


intentionally do to others...we will reap, and we will all be


held accountable before God. No one will escape the


consequences of their choices.


When we are about to make a choice, let us think of the


consequences of that decision and ask ourselves, how will


this decision affect me and those around me?


Am I doing this for the approval of a secret society that's


bent on restoring inequality and abuse?


Will the ripple effect of this decision glorify God or man?


Am I asking for God’s will to be done or only my will,


regardless of the consequences?


Think about it,


Jesus embraced others with a radical disregard for


their race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,


age, culture, disability, political beliefs, educational


background, or socio-economic differences, experiences,


or realities. "Jesus ransomed people for God from every 


tribe and language and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9


Let us pray that all who are in authority, world-wide will


bear the marks of God's love, presence, and power, and


not become susceptible to lies, chaos and evil


undertakings, but advocate for peace, love and justice


for all.

It is a crucial time for our nation... our 


world to collectively seek God's 


divine intervention.

When God is in the forefront, intended evil becomes 


eventual good.

God is mindful of each person He created, equally. As we 


search the Scriptures and come to understand our equality 


before God and the origins of creation... that, in and of 


itself, should be enough to...



STOP the MADNESS!



According to Scripture...



We are all made in God’s 



image.


 Everybody's story is important in this huge, rich, 


beautiful, and diverse tapestry. Every individual is like a


 thread and each thread has a vital contribution to make.


 Each thread has possibility. Each thread can make a 


positively good difference in this world.

Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.


The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all 


people before God. God's Word is very clear in telling 


us that no one is insignificant. Every single person is 


precious and valuable to God. 

Today, some will drown out the chants of "Black lives 


matter"with "White lives matter" or "All lives matter". 



The Black Lives Matter movement is not a hate 


movement, a statement of exclusion, an anti-white or 


anti-anyone proposition. This is a rallying cry from human 


beings protesting the harsh, oppressive, dehumanizing 


treatment and/or murders of African Americans by law 


enforcement. It is a cry from human beings who have been


 treated as if they were invisible. These human beings are


 seeking "Liberty and justice for all", just as it is written.



This movement was born out of heartbreak, anguish, 


affliction, murders, too much invisibility, inequities and 


too much injustice. This mass movement has come 


together, from around the world to say: 



ENOUGH!!!



Demonstrators are united in denouncing systemic racism 


and police brutality, i.e., being vigorously policed, treated 


inhumanely with unnecessary cruel beatings, tasering, 


being kicked, faces and bodies are mercilessly slammed to 


the ground, put in fatal choke holds, being unarmed and 


murdered. 



These are human beings (including children) who are 


plagued with longstanding, unacceptable human rights 


issues. The excessive use of violent force against 


African Americans is something that continues to happen 


over and over again. It is blatantly unrighteous and 


painfully appalling, to say the least.



This movement is to raise and broaden awareness of the 


violence and discrimination blacks face in the United 


States of America. African Americans are intentionally 


left deprived of basic human rights and dignity at the 


hands of the state. This fight is against injustice. It is 


denouncing systemic racism and police brutality that is 


excessively used against African Americans.



Let us be honest, many whites have unearned advantages 


over blacks, in this life, and when it is brought to the 


light... some tend to purposely deflect, dismiss, pretend to 


misunderstand and attempt to read into it... a whole 


different meaning. 


That is cruel and selfish.



Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the 


stinging darts of segregation, injustice, racial profiling


being kicked and beaten by those who are paid, with your


 tax dollars, to protect and serve, getting wrongfully


 incarcerated or murdered by police just because 


of the color of their earthly tent. 



It is quite heartless and shallow to deflect blame on 


those who are being discriminated against... that is foul.


To those who are quick to drown out the cries for justice 


from hurting souls, please help us to understand why?


Have you ever experienced any of their pain?



This movement is not out to do anyone any harm... they 


know what that kind of pain feels like. They are not 


saying white lives and/or all lives don't matter. They are 


saying black lives are tired of turning the other cheek and 


being subjected to oppression, hatred, discrimination, Jim 


Crowism, racial profiling, awful preconceived baseless


 notions, unwarranted and mean opinions and suspicions 


about God's creation. Please help us to understand why? 



Brutal force and murder should grieve any God fearing 


soul. To see the countless unarmed Black men being


 grossly murdered and/or excessively forced and slammed 


to the ground is horribly shameful and deplorable.



African Americans are tired of being treated unjustly...  


and rightfully so. They are tired of the system, their tax 


dollars support, creating broken families. They are tired of 


seeing Black men being disproportionately incarcerated

 

as if someone is getting paid a commission for each arrest. 



Black men are being disproportionately incarcerated for 


things White men would never be questioned about.


Where is the 



justice?


African Americans are fed up with America's biased, 


harsh, oppressive, dehumanizing and egregious judicial


 history towards them. There has been a rallying cry from 


African Americans who have been subjected to


institutionalized racism in virtually every aspect of 


society, especially in police departments and the legal 


system.


African Americans are enraged because in 2020 America 


is still turning a blind eye to murders by law enforcement,


 unfair housing practices, to abominable racism, police


 brutality and many horrific issues and ungodly injustices.


In blatant and sometimes subtle ways, African Americans


 are faced with pathological, festering stereotypes that 


lead to discrimination, racism and reduced opportunities,


 every day of their lives.


The vicious police brutality and the harsh treatment 


towards African Americans looks a lot like, "Buck 


breaking", the "Master mentality", and "Slave patrol"... 


just warmed over differently, in 2020.



Why?

Why are these human beings still seeking liberty and 


justice for all?

Some have been on the sidelines maintaining a dignified 


silence. Some have come to the tipping point and realize 


it is not okay to silence what you know and see is wrong. 


In order for us to leave this world better for future 


generations... it is going to take getting totally fed up with 


the lingering racism, economic disparities, exploitations,


 housing disadvantages and the overall way African 


American's human rights are being violated.

 


The time is now!


It is time that we all look through a more righteous lens 


and stop dismissing the real issues minorities have to face 


when they interact with bad officers.


These horrible, racially skewed, 


injustices affects us all. We can 


no longer, as citizens of this universe,


continue in silence and accept the "Jim 


Crow" racism, the evil injustices, 


murders, and the disgusting barriers


 of white supremacy to exist in this


 country.



How and why, in 2020, is there still 


this deeply rooted spectacle of vile


racism? 


This is so unproductive!

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make 

you commit atrocities." 

- Voltaire
Some people can only be comfortable and confident 

around others whom they can identify with. They are 

quick to embrace baseless and unfair biases that can be 

profoundly bitter for or against others because they have 

been taught to fear people who are different from them or 

been deemed as a threat, based on the color of their skin. 

Some people are quick to dislike others because another's 

strength reminds them of their weaknesses. 


Usually the things that others fear within themselves is 

what they don't like about others. As a result, people will 

project their unlovable and morally reprehensible ill,

negativity and/or hostility outward. The idea is, "I'm not 

unacceptable; you are."


Far too many have been groomed to see reality through a 

very narrow and shallow lens. This leaves one feeling

threatened by perceived outsiders. 

"To find out who controls you, first find out who you 

aren't allowed to criticize...."-

No baby is born with biases. It is not within them to 


embrace madness, misunderstandings, suspicions or fear


Fear blinds us. It is the path to the dark side where one 


only see monsters, divisiveness, vindictiveness, 


destructive, and uncivil behavior. It is at the root of


 prejudice and many other ills that can consume and/or


 destroy itself. 



Children listen and learn many awful lessons which can 


lead to a poisoning that can produce bitterness, suffering 


and a polluted temple which can destroy from within. It is 


much like giving your children a dose of poison and


hoping it will kill someone who God created in a different 


hue.


When the seeds of supremacy and one's evaluations of 

other cultures, according to preconceptions originating in 

the standards and customs of one's own culture, are planted

and fostered... those useless and misplaced emotions can 

eat at the soul, take over the mind and negatively affect 

every area of one's life.

Misplaced loyalty is when one is loyal to a person, an 

institution or an organization that they should not be loyal 

to. It is also when one's loyalty makes them biased

towards a person or institution for wrong reasons, which 

can be an injurious and dangerous thing. 

Why? 

Because their minds are bound by their beliefs. Many are 

afraid that people of color will find out they are their 

equal and as a result, their clan will perish.

Generational sins are weaknesses or tendencies that are 

handed down through the generations from parents 

and/or members of our family. These sins can involve 

behavioral patterns and ways of thinking that can keep 

one trapped in the past, misguided and placed on a 

dangerous path which could lead to serious problems

 with inner conflicts and sinful implications that confuses 

and paralyzes life. 

Even though sin can be passed down through the 

generations, each person is responsible for his or her 

personal sins against God. Evilness is not a family value.

Individually, we will have to answer.

We can either inherit good or evil from those who came 


before us. Many behaviors are passed on from one 


generation to the next... this involves both good and bad 


things. These behaviors can last for generations and 


become a stronghold, stumbling block or can be 


harmful for the whole family.



There are many who may regard themselves as socially


 superior to others. Such notions are due to attitudes that


 stem from a strong loyalty driven by one's own social 


group, family and/or legacy which could be laced with 


disturbing mixes of hateful ideologies. 


As individuals and families, we have committed many 


generational sins over the years, i.e., lying, fear, judgment, 


resentment, greed, manipulation, hatred, revenge, racism 


and injustice, etc.


Sadly, when it comes to siding with one's groups, many 


do not consider following God's lead, any rules or 


care about right and wrong. Appallingly, they have bought 


into a belief system that white people have more value 


than others. 


Some can be so loyal to their groups, their sense of loyalty


 becomes above justice, morality and righteousness. They 


can easily be driven from the truth and will agree with a 


lie.


Warped decisions made by parents often impact their 


children and their children's children in negative ways. 


When children embrace the sins of their ancestors it can 


become a phenomenon with real and damaging 


consequences. 

Tribalism is a powerful influence on many people and can 


encourage the weak to think of people, created by God in 


a different hue from theirs, as being sub-human. Why? 


Because they learned from the influences they trusted.



There is something very wrong in human psychology that 


makes one manipulate words and images to trigger violent


and hateful reactions. This kind of loyalty can tilt, even 


those in high places, towards authoritarian political


dominion, constitutional crises, increasing white


nationalism, racist unrest, hot air and flame fanning.



This is why we all must be careful of what we sow into 


the universe. The far-reaching dangers of evil doers shall, 


in every respect, cause the evil doer to reap the bitter fruits


of their own ill-doings.

The New Testament teaching is, 

"Whatsoever a man sows

that shall he also reap." 


They that plough evil, and perversely 

sow wickedness against others in their 

hearts... will reap a harvest of woe.

This is a testimony of the ages warning evil-doers. This 

rule is also inevitable; and it is just. 

The attitude of white supremacy was used to justify 


unjust rule of people, subjugation, pillaging and 


plundering of land, resources and genocide. 



White supremacy was supported by misguided scientific 


studies. Many white people were raised with the 


impression of being superior to individuals of color. This 


idea was based on their privilege and upper hand over 


people of color



Some lived each day of their lives, from birth, believing


they were to be served by African Americans. They 


considered African Americans to be available as free 


and/or cheap labor for the betterment of entitled white 


people. 



Some were of the belief that African Americans were 


created to live a life in total service to white people. 


African Americans were considered to only be good for 


working the fields, taking care of white children, cleaning


their homes, their streets and their businesses. 



Many thought that African Americans were to serve 


white people so whites could experience an easier 


and more empowered life. 



This was the point of the colonial project.


It has been said that a knowledge of one's own ignorance 


is the beginning of wisdom and that recognizing our lack 


of wisdom is a prudent step towards understanding


Scripture qualifies this.


Why are there so many traces of overt 


racism built into federal policy? 


Why does mass incarceration remain a 


deeply racist enterprise? 

Throughout the human race is diversity in skin color and

 other physical features. 

Some think that when God confused the languages at 

the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), He also created 

ethnic diversity. 
It is possible that God 

made genetic changes to 

humanity to better equip us 

all to survive in different 

ecologies. 
To perceive others as fully human means to be saddened 

by the death of every single person, regardless of their 

race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language, age, 

culture, disability, political beliefs, educational


backgrounds, or socioeconomic differences, experiences, 


or realities. 



"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and 


language and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9



Jesus did not allow social status or cultural barriers to 


dictate His relationships with people. Jesus was criticized 


for His actions, but what prophet ever lived without 


criticism???

A person's right to air grievances without fear of 


retribution or censorship is fundamental to democracy in 


the United States. Free expression of one's beliefs is 


protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. 


Constitution, which generally protects free speech, 


freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of 


assembly.

Unprecedented numbers of our younger people are 


marching for justice. These protestors are continuing the 


work of their ancestors and fighting for their collective 


freedom because they believe it is their duty. This mass 


movement of our younger people have stepped forward... 


taking center stage and they are challenging our current 


realities. They have taken to the streets demanding justice 


for all.

To the signers of the Declaration of Independence — and 


the ratifiers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — 


the freedom of speech, along with other freedoms, is a 


natural right because it comes as a result of our humanity, 


not from the government.

Many of the peaceful protests ended in rioting, which hurt 

the credibility of the protests. We also know that many of 

the rioters were outsiders. 


Many of their actions contributed to a narrative that 

protests were essentially riots caused by Black Lives 

Matter participants and African Americans. 


While this was mostly untrue, the distraction gave Satan 

an opportunity to contribute his fair share of chaos. This 

gave the media an opportunity to sensationalize and 

broadcast to the masses a half-baked story. The peaceful 

protests were overlooked by the media in favor of more 

“newsworthy” violent acts. 

Trump has stirred up much conflict. He added gasoline to 


the spark with a racially charged slur, referring to the 


protesters as ‘Thugs.’ He said they were there to 


cause trouble. He issued warnings for authorities to 


crack down on protestors. He urged restraint. He stoked 


more confrontations by over-zealously, threatening 


violent intervention. He warned protestors outside the 


White House they could be greeted with vicious dogs 


an ominous weapons if they breached the fence. This 


was his subtle reminder, to most African Americans, of 


segregationists who, historically, let vicious dogs out on 


women, children and men.  He turned to look at 


protestors booing him during a campaign rally, in 


Jacksonville. He said, 'They have no voice'.



Trump has made the claim, 


“When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Authoritarian inclinations and inflammatory statements 

can and has fanned the flames and escalated, the already 

aggressive police, into retaliatory arrests and charges 

against peaceful protestors. 


Some find it easier to sow seeds of fear and purposely 

attempt to intimidate or agitate protestors in such a way 

that it could validate a shut down of the movement. 

Painting a picture of the movement as being violent, when 

it was not, is underhanded and utterly ruthless. 


The unfounded remarks incited explosive situations that 

were totally uncalled for. These inclinations are what 

opens the doors for cruelty and genocide.

Let us not veer off point or get sidetracked by the small 


percentage of those who decided to take advantage of the 


moment. Many of those who may have taken advantage of 


the moment are believed to be recruits filled with the 


grand illusion of freedom to carry out the evil plans of 


those who would rather dilute the message of the 


protestors.


We cannot allow the 2% 


of possible recruits... to 


water down the message


These are the very 


things we all know, by 


design, are meant to


stand in the way of real


 progress. 

There is justifiable rage on many streets around the world!


The world's reaction to the U.S. protests is creating


solidarity. Awakened people worldwide are focusing their 


attention on calls for justice and change as never before.

Awakened, socially conscious, forward thinking people of 

all ethnicities, from all over the world, are focusing their 

attention on calls for justice and change as never before. 

People from all walks of life are standing in solidarity

 with the Black Lives Matter movement seeking "Liberty

 and Justice for All". 


They are fully aware that the existing state of affairs, 

which has been a hostile environment for African 

Americans and other people of color, is unequal across 

areas like generations of police brutality, systemic racism, 

marginalization of black communities and decades of 

economic inequalities.  


These social and/or political issues will have to do more 

than engage in surface level efforts. African Americans 

are, disingenuously, given the illusions of inclusion; yet,

the reality, the challenging issues of racial disparities,

which is endemic to the way things have been and are, 

in America, are not being addressed.

This protest started in the middle of the global 


COVID-19 pandemic. It has been fueled by an


 economic crisis, thousands of COVID-19 deaths


 and senseless murders... which are all hitting black 


Americans disproportionately.



This is a righteous fight against the nightmare of


 deeply ingrained racism, oppression, inequality 


and injustice!

Our younger generation of freedom fighters, researchers 

and critical thinkers are well aware of the huge, but 

departmentalized and hierarchical system which operates 

to deceive, control, oppress and destroy humanity. 
Some believe when African Americans ban together it is 

necessary to accuse them of crimes and present an 

amplified, defamatory narrative to the world by way

 of the broadcast media. Some feel that when African 

Americans rise up... it is necessary to crush them, 

exterminate them and mentally, physically or spiritually 

kill them before they grow.  


Far too many are still so caught up with generational evil 

entitlement, the idea of equality scares them. Some whites

 feel that if people of color truly realized they are equal... 

whites will be vanquished with no place to run.


African Americans have truly been blessed to have the 

patience of Job, but in 2020 they are sick and tired of 

being sick and tired of police brutality and systemic 

racism. 


We are all exhausted and annoyed that unarmed 

Black men, in particular, are being gunned down by

 gutless, frightened officers who find it easier or 

have been taught and trained to abuse, criminalize

or kill people of color


With a legacy of slavery and racism, and a "Shoot to 

kill" mentality, far too many officers are unable to protect

 and serve. They have many agendas and biases and are

 not qualified to righteously perform the job. Some 

are behaving as if these killings are...

"For the sport of it."

The institution of slavery, the abuse, control, 


criminalization and lynchings of minorities were 


formidable historic features of American society shaping 


early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches became 


modern police departments. They were designed to 


control the behaviors of minorities.


According to Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D, Associate Dean 

and Foundation Professor, School of Justice Studies at 

Eastern Kentucky University, the legacy of slavery and 

racism did not end after the Civil War. In fact, it can be 

argued that extreme violence against people of color 

became even worse with the rise of vigilante groups who 

resisted Reconstruction. 


Because vigilantes, by definition, have no external 

restraints, lynch mobs had a justified reputation for 

hanging minorities first and asking questions later. 

Because of its tradition of slavery, which rested on the 

racist rationalization that Blacks were sub-human, 

America had a long and shameful history of mistreating

 people of color, long after the end of the Civil War. 


Perhaps the most infamous American vigilante group, 

the Ku Klux Klan started in the 1860s, was notorious
 
for assaulting and lynching Black men for transgressions

 that would not be considered crimes at all, had a White 

man committed them. 


Lynching occurred across the entire country not just in the 

South. Finally, in 1871 Congress passed the Ku Klux Klan 

Act, which prohibited state actors from violating the Civil 

Rights of all citizens in part because of law enforcements’ 

involvement with the infamous group. This legislation, 

however, did not stem the tide of racial or ethnic abuse 

that persisted well into the 1960s. 

In no small part because of the tradition of slavery, Blacks 

have long been targets of abuse. The use of patrols to 

capture runaway slaves was one of the precursors of 

formal police forces, especially in the South. This 

disastrous legacy persisted as an element of the police role 

even after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 

some cases, police harassment simply meant people of 

African descent were more likely to be stopped and 

questioned by the police, while at the other extreme, they 

have suffered beatings, and even murder, at the hands of 

White police. 


Questions still arise today about the disproportionately 

high numbers of people of African descent killed, 

beaten, and arrested by police in major urban cities 

of America.
For decades, African Americans have been protesting and 

demanding human rights in the United States which 

pledges to be under God, indivisible with liberty and 

justice for all!

The civil rights movement was a 


struggle for social justice that took 


place mainly during the 1950s and 



1960s for blacks to gain equal rights 



under the law in the United States.




Over six decades later, blacks are still 



experiencing blatant injustices in their 



daily lives!

Skin color should not constitute a 


false arrest and/or fatality.


A righteous society can not turn a blind eye or deaf ear to 


the plight and abuses of others. To remain silent or passive 


is to ignore the fact that when people get away with minor 


crimes, blind eyes can make it more likely that they will 


go on to commit more serious crimes... which could affect 


the blind-eyed individuals, personally. 



Let us stop feeding the monsters of racism and injustice 


which were put in place to cover historical lies. 

This is a partial; yet, horrifically grim 

roster of 

African Americans killed 

by police.

Jamar Clark - Tanisha Anderson - Gabriella Nevarez - Akai Gurley - 


Janisha Fonville - Freddie Gray - Michelle Cusseaux - Alton Sterling - 

Philando Castille - Botham Jean - Stephon Clark - Aura Rosser - 


Atatiana Jefferson - Breonna Taylor - George Floyd -  Redel Jones -  


Laquan McDonald - Kenny Watkins - Michelle Shirley - 


Ahmaud Arbery - Rayshard Brooks


Of all of the life 


experiences, death and


 bereavement are


 considered to be the most


 unsettling. Whenever or 


however death occurs, 


every loss brings its share 


of pain, disruption, changes, 

and challenges.

There are no words for these unimaginable losses. Our 

hearts have joined the thousands in mourning, your loss. 

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
“God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those 

who are crushed in spirit.”

—Psalms 34:18

These deaths, brutal injuries and 

arrests are a complete affront to 

simple decency.

Black lives are at risk. 


Blacks are twice as likely to be hurt, arrested or killed by 


an officer. It is said that there are more black Americans in 


the United States justice system than there were slaves in 


1850. 

The most infuriating thing about injustice is the absence 


of the acknowledgment of wrong.

Black Lives Matter, too". The statement is an unspoken, 


but implied "Too,"which suggests that the statement is one 


of inclusion rather than exclusion. It is not anti-American, 


but anti-racist. It is not trying to elevate one life over


 another. 



Some have tried to undermine and sabotage the efforts


 for social justice by suggesting that protesters were 


looting and causing civil unrest. It is suspected that 


outsider agitators are triggering violence at what 


would otherwise be peaceful demonstrations. 



They have also infiltrated demonstrations to distract


 from the focus on police misconduct, brutality and


 the tragedies of murdering black people for the sport 


of it. 


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a bold transformative


vision that would end racism in America. His vision came 


from deep convictions that everyone, regardless of race 


creed or color would realize freedom ringing in and 


through their hearts, minds, nation and world. 

Nearly 100 NBA employees across departments staged a 

one-day walkout Friday in solidarity with NBA and 

WNBA players to protest social injustice, and they were 

contacting Wisconsin law enforcement and elected 

officials in an effort to effect change, a person familiar 

with the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Police brutality, in the United States of 


America, is and has been an ongoing


  problem for African Americans.

We all have been made in the image of God, 


why not ask God how each of us should 


treat others? 



Ask God, how should we react/respond to 


racism?

Constitutionally speaking, 


no one is above the law!


No matter who one may be; citizen, 


judge, or police... we all must respect 



the law. 




Justice should be blind



impartial and objective!


Blind justice is to ensure a functional, accountable 


constitutional democracy. The drafters of our Constitution 


placed limits on the exercise of power. Institutions and 


office bearers must work within the law and must be 


accountable as not to treat friends differently from


 strangers, Blacks differently from Whites, or rich 


people better than the poor.


Far too many African Americans, in particular, 


and other non-white people have experienced


toxic people in law enforcement who have gone 


over and above to dust them with their poison of 


racism, discrimination, and inequitable treatment. 


In many cases, rather than dusting, it has been more 


like a waterlogging or drowning in heartless acts 


of brutality.



 It seems like some people, who should be protecting 


and serving... can get away with anything. 



Those, in law enforcement, who commit wrongful 


acts, especially serious crimes against humanity, 


deserve to be punished, in a reciprocal manner. 


This proportionate punishment should be inflicted


 in the spirit of moral outrage. 



To punish inequitable treatment in this manner


 could also serve as a deterrent for those who misuse 


positions of authority... and the badge.


It is highly possible that 


humility in our justice system


is the most righteous solution. 



Why not employ upright, honorable, honest, chivalrous, 


principled, righteous and noble-minded people who are 


willing to undertake such a challenging responsibility? 



Why not properly train people so they are able to 


utilize better people skills... and not tolerate anyone


who insists on being self-righteous, biased, prejudiced, 


and racist?



There are scores of upright people who would be a 


great fit in the judicial system, on all levels. The 


well-being of our tax-paying society relies on our 


ability to employ and saturate the judicial system


 with upright personnel. 



Rather than holding on to political, religious, or 


social perspectives, we would do better to have an 


interviewing team of upright individuals, without 


hidden agendas, seek out people... not only of 


knowledge and expertise, but also of wisdom, 


scruples and humility.



 As these wise and noble individuals are recruited, 


they can help point the departments in a direction 


of more insightful justice. Over time, our society 


as a whole can move towards securing a


 more peaceful and civilized future, which should 


help to clean-up our reputation, as a nation. 

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