Last night there was breaking news of a church shooting in Charlotte with little details. This morning we wake up to the awful reality that a young, White man decided to enter a church, and after sitting for an hour (the unconfirmed report) stood up and allegedly said “I came to shoot Black people” and proceeded to do just what he said he came to do. This is a horrific display of racism and hatred!
Since this tragedy, the above picture has bee my face. I can’t bring myself to smile. I must admit I am angry and said to a few people via text, I don’t want to look at any White people today! I know my coworkers haven’t done anything to me, but this was my genuine feeling. It took me awhile to focus on my daily work. I couldn’t stop thinking about the senselessness of this crime. I felt like those murdered where my family.
I already knew the media would portray this young man as having a mental issue. Just look at the pictures being posted of him. The pictures make him look disturbed. The media wants to induce us into a coma of believing this was simply a mentally disturbed young man, who just randomly went into Mother Emanuel AME Church last night. However, that’s not true!! A young man, who hated Black people, chose a Black Historic landmark in Charlotte to display his hatred.
We are living in turbulent, traumatic times and we need to stop drinking the arsenic laced kool-aid that says racism is dead, and we have proof because we have a Black president. Our children can go anywhere they want and be anything they want to be in life. The only thing holding Black people back is their laziness and they want a handout! Hogwash! Have you viewed the news lately? Have you read any articles lately? Have you read any racist social media post lately?
Racism is alive and well, and racists are showing and telling us every day just how they really feel and we have some that are willing to even kill us to prove how much they hate us. Wake up people! We have work to do!