Hey guys! Welcome back. I’m sure by the title of this you most likely know what this is about. And I think it is important to speak on it and I wanted to do it in a way that represents how I truly feel about the subject. I have spent many years studying history both in the classroom and outside the classroom. I have read many books, watched several videos, and taken many classes where the core focus was racial inequality and racism, especially in America.
Now I am by no means an expert. I don’t know everything. I haven’t read everything. I haven’t seen everything. I am also not black, so I have no idea what that kind of oppression and inequality feels like. However, as someone who has studied it and looked into it heavily, I can say that I am against it in every way, shape, and form. I can also say that unfortunately, racism towards black people and other minorities is not new in the United States. But you already knew that.
It’s scary to say that we are facing a pandemic inside a pandemic, but that is exactly what is going on. We haven’t heard much about the Coronavirus for a few days, but I think that is because people are finally starting to see and recognize the fact that racial inequality and injustice is very much still a part of our society. It was ignored for so long and now people are starting to come together and rally for change. It’s exactly the kind of solidarity we have needed since the beginning.
I truly believe that one of the reasons racial inequality has existed so long is because people turn a blind eye to it. People think it doesn’t really affect them, so they shouldn’t bother to worry about it. But when an entire race is being oppressed and not treated equally, it becomes more than just about you. It becomes a humanity issue and it’s something that should have been taken more seriously a long time ago.
This country was built on the backs of slaves and now over two hundred years later, we are still not giving them the equality they so rightfully deserve. But right now might just be changing the story. It might be the turning point that we need. It’s sad that so many people had to die in order for this to happen, but I believe that if people continue to stand together and let their voices be heard, changes might just happen.
And if there is anything you can do to help bring about changes, do them. No matter how big or small it is, I encourage you to do it. Again, I am no expert, but I do know that your voice counts, just like their lives count. We can all do better and be better on the front of racial equality and doing what is right by the black people in our communities. So let’s stand up and do what we can.