Updated: Jun 20, 2020
I cannot say that the recent killings of Ahmed Aubrey and George Floyd shocked me without sounding dumb. They are very common in this country. How can I say they shocked me when they are among millions?
I still was though. How can someone kill an unarmed man while he was running? For what rational reason? How can someone kill a defenseless man slowly, as he was protesting and begging to be left alone? How can people stand by and watch?
This is America.
Well, if this is the black man's reality then what can the Black Man change? Maybe it is time for him to pick up the gun and exercise his 2nd amendment rights. I have a black friend who vowed to get a gun and signed up for lessons immediately. He was not going to die without a fight.
I am left wondering, did he make himself safer or more at risk by exercising his democratic rights? What do you think? Is he in the wrong either way? The truth of the matter is that he would have done nothing illegal, but he has definitely increased the chances of him being perceived as a threat. Will a black man with a gun get justice when others who were completely defenseless didn't?
When will the police get the proper training? Can racism be trained away?
Now more than ever, people are feeling helpless in the face of such blatant injustice. I am here to tell you that we are not helpless. I have posted some links below for anyone interested in learning about Black History, donating, researching, and more. Now is the time for resilience and faith, not helplessness.