Not Another Son
In the past couple of weeks there has been injustice played out in the news. First Michael Brown, an 18 unarmed young black male from Ferguson, MO was shot and killed by a police officer and his body was left on the ground for 4 1/2 hours. Eric Garner from New York was seen on video being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer, the choke hold is an illegal tactic for the police to use. Eric Garner was heard on the video saying he couldn’t breathe and subsequently died minutes later. Both police officers will not be indicted for murder. Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Jordan Davis, these are just a few names of young black men who were also murdered and the justice system failed them. It’s really hard not to pull the race card since all the assailants were white. Wh don’t black lives matter? Why is it ok to hunt black boys and black men with no consequence? Why does the justice system continue to be so lopsided against black people even in 2014? When are we as black people going to say enough is enough and truly DO something about society constantly having our sons in their crosshairs? I don’t have a son but I have a nephew, I have friends who have sons and I have male cousins. I need to care because it’s another human life taken by someone who decided to play God. When is enough going to be enough? When are we going to stand up and say “You CANNOT kill another one of our sons, brothers, fathers, cousins, friends!” Enough is enough.