The #Ferguson Experience

November 25, 2014 at 5:56 pm 4 comments

We are living through a time of dichotomies. What’s good for you & your family is not necessarily what’s good for me & mine. Clearly this is true for Michael Brown, his family and officer Darren Wilson.michael brown

As a Divine spirit living a human existence as an African-American mother, I do not know how to talk to my sons about their rights as African-American males in these United States. It is unfortunate that my sons who have been educated and raised in American schools, and lived a middle class life, can have their lives taken in cold blooded murder by a trigger-happy law enforcement officer. #TrayvonMartin

To make matters worse, yesterday the grand jury decided that Officer Wilson was justified in shooting an unarmed teen and voted not to indict. #MichaelBrown #Ferguson

It is at times like these that I understand and agree with the philosophies of H. Rap Brown versus those of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This Ferguson experience is unexplainable to me. How do I continue to justify America’s social justice to my sons? A society that allows the killing of African-American males is not the answer to its’ problems. It’s just a matter of time, before my son becomes your son. #removethemaskoffear

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tessadoghor  |  November 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

    God give you His peace in Jesus name, amen.

    I won’t ask you not to seek justice. I won’t tell you that justice will satisfy your heart. My prayer is that you receive God’s peace in Jesus name, amen.

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    • 4. C. Lynn Williams  |  January 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm

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