Just a week later… RIP Eric Garner. Black lives matter! Listen up, everyone! We can and we need to change our systems, break the dysfunction. No one wants such a biased system, and together we can transform it, and ourselves. Reread the post, and also view the very powerful video by NYC’s Mayor, including his remarks about how he has had to caution his own biracial son: http://mic.com/articles/105692/everyone-needs-to-read-nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-s-heartbreaking-remarks-on-eric-garner
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My eyes fill with tears
Bitter, pain-filled, sad-hearted
Flowers in the snow?
I am beyond words. As are so many. Racism sucks. It punishes everyone, and has a hugely detrimental effect on society. It breaks my heart to know how hopeless and powerless “ism”s make so many young people feel, in my birth country and elsewhere around this planet. Young people should be feeling passionate and enthusiastic, not alienated.
Racism is a human construct, and WE are the ones who can deconstruct it.
So let’s do it! I type these words habitually. Today, I am not up to it. Today is a day of mourning, of licking the painful wound. I sit at my desk this morning, unable to work. My heart and mind are filled with a confusion of thoughts and emotions. Then, one of my automatically scheduled blog posts is published, on the topic of bananas! I am horrified. How can such…
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