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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
brutal, vicious, wicked,
impartial or allow
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
The conventional interpretation of
“Justice is blind”
is that the legal system is impartial.
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.
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.
The United States
Far too many people have been taught to see
reality through a very narrow and shallow lens.
This leaves one feeling threatened by perceived
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 a
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
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
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
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
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
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
Some people are so bound up with deception,
envy, greed and self-righteousness... they can
not bring themselves to see the truth.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
Some called the insurrection...
a normal "Tourist" visit?
It is time for a human
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
Generational study is important because our ancestors
were shapers who did the best they could in spite of the
circumstances of their lives.
“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,
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."
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
It is a crucial time for our nation... our
world to collectively seek God's
When God is in the forefront, intended evil becomes
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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 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
How and why, in 2020, is there still
this deeply rooted spectacle of vile
This is so unproductive!
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
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
When the seeds of supremacy and one's evaluations of
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
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
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
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 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
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?
backgrounds, or socioeconomic differences, experiences,
"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and
language and people and nation."
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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
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
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.
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
This is a righteous fight against the nightmare of
deeply ingrained racism, oppression, inequality
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.
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
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.
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
considered to be the most
unsettling. Whenever or
however death occurs,
every loss brings its share
of pain, disruption, changes,
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
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
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
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.
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
Ask God, how should we react/respond to
no one is above the law!
No matter who one may be; citizen,
judge, or police... we all must respect
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
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,
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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