I have just been hurt by the tragedy in the world today. The most recent killing of Alton Sterling who was held down with a gun pointed to his heart and shot 3-4 times by someone who uses a uniform as authority and power over someone else. My heart completely hurt watching the tape of this tragedy on national TV and hearing his son weep for his daddy who will no longer be. These recent tragedies have become our own US domestic terrorism and I just feel like it has gone out of control.
I have to voice my opinion about this because it affects us all not just black and not just white. These racially charged tragedies separates us and put us 10 steps back instead of forward. Growing up my parents have taught me always be kind and respectful to others no matter what race they are. To have a loving heart. They also taught me to always know where I come from. My parents grew up in very humble beginnings in the south, picked cotton and worked hard to get what they have today. It hurts that Allen Sterling was also working hard selling CD’s trying to support his family just like any other person and to have his life taken away just like that by someone who uses his authority, shoots him in the heart, has no heart.
I know that with Be Inspired Brand, the message is knowing who you are and using that as confidence to make an IMPACT around you. As a black woman I know that I have strong family background and foundation of using first, my heart as a source for human connection that can lead to change. As I reach out to my local representative, http://bit.ly/29ssGR9, I hope that he will connect authentically to the human story and not ignore a human story because of skin color. If you think things are happening that you just don’t know what to do, we can all use our voice to write your local representative to make changes to gun laws , police officer background checks and proper training, equal justice for those who suffer from the lose of a loved murdered unjustly.
My chest tightens just thinking about the unfairness from a system that is completely racist and flawed and not meant for African American…
What do you think? What do you think we can do collectively to make a change during these tragic times?