Unity and Peace

unityIn the face of the brutality black people are facing from police today, I am moved to wonder what I can do.  I can speak up saying this is wrong.  I can vote responsibly.  I can speak up when I hear racial slurs.  I can also speak up against irresponsible, destructive behavior.  Looting perpetuates violence against blacks. Everybody has to step up to do their part to straighten this mess out.  I salute the mother who pulled her son out of the looting and off the street. I know many people will be critical of her for hitting her son, but she reacted in fear of losing her son to violence.  The two of them have the rest of their lives to come to terms with what they both did that day. We should all support people who are trying to do the right thing. Please join hands to build a community for everyone.  All children need education, food, and opportunity.  Don’t deny children and perpetuate this craziness.  Opportunities should be universal, not a privilege! Give us unity and peace.

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19 thoughts on “Unity and Peace

  1. I also salute the Mom of that teenage boy. She did what she believed was necessary to pull her son away from a potentially volatile situation. Good for her. What was equally impressive was that he never raised a hand to her in return. That tells you something.

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  2. It has to start with each individual and in every family. I see the same knee-jerk reactions again and again–political posturing, blame games, polarization; throwing money around to appease the discontented, without taking into account, as to why, the discontented are discontented.

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