These last couple of weeks have broken my heart. I've seen the protesters, the peaceful protesters crying and begging to be heard by the government. I've seen injustice and I have doubted our government.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article on this platform where I talked about how we as a society need to do a better job at spreading kindness and that article is the perfect example of how we should be treating this situation.
We need to stand together against the injustices of the government. We need to stand with the black community. I may not understand the black communities' struggles but I stand with them. I want peace, justice, and equal society.
Never in my life did I think that I would live in a society where racism still exists. Where the black community feels so unsafe and felt like they were not being heard by their government. In a time where the government is supposed to protect and serve the people but fails to do so. In a time where if the government feels threatened in any way they have the upper hand and can get away with what they do to our society.
The fact that some people are still making racist comments and belittling these protesters who are trying to make a change for the better disgusts me. They are fighting for change, for feeling safe walking down streets, for feeling like they aren't going to get shot just because of the color of their skin. They are fighting for their future. Meanwhile, the people making racist comments are sitting behind a computer taking 20 steps back on the wrong side of history.
How would you feel if every time you left the house you didn't know if you were going to come back? How would you feel if when you go into a store you couldn't touch something in fear that they would think you were stealing? How would you feel if murders of family or friends is a common occurrence? How would you feel?
To anyone who thinks they are better than their neighbor: if you think that you can criticize or judge someone by the color of their skin you do not exhibit the true American values.
To the black community: I admire everything that you are doing, standing up for the injustices you have seen or encountered. I hear you, I stand with you, I fight with you.