Isn’t it sad to see what our world is coming to? Isn’t it scary to imagine what the future holds if things continue as they are now? It seems as though another shooting or another murder is being discussed and debated allover every social media site I can think of every single day.. Debated? But what is there to debate about a murder? A lot in today’s society.
You see, it’s no longer about what’s right and what’s wrong. An innocent man can be at the wrong place at the wrong time, and just ‘look’ suspicious and his life could be taken in a split second. A police officer can be going in to work one evening and never make it home.. He did nothing to deserve it, but try to protect his community. Innocent children are left to fend for themselves as their parents would rather buy heroin than diapers. Women are getting raped and abused daily, but what they were wearing or what they drank with their dinner provoked the situation; therefore, authorities see no need to take criminal action.
All of these shameful acts of cruelty and harm are no longer being classified by the wrong doings that are occurring in each situation. Instead, they’re discussed as #WhiteLivesMatter or #BlackLivesMatter. But wait, don’t all lives matter? Aren’t we all just human?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not oblivious to the fact that there are cases where race is the issue and that discrimination mination still exits. Our justice system, doesn’t always serve justice, that’s for sure. But at the end of the day, there are still people of the same race and the same ethnicity, killing each other as well. So here’s my question, why is violence the answer and race the problem?
A murder is murder and it should be treated as so each and every time, regardless of what race the shooter/victim may be. A rape is rape, the color of the invidual’s skin involved is irrelevant to the situation at hand. We can all preach and pray for peace on Facebook as much as we want to, but until we open our eyes and see the bigger picture, nothing will change.
Until people realize that a person’s character is not determined by the color of their skin or what those around them are doing, the news will continue publishing these same hateful stories, that we’re all so desperate to avoid watching. One person’s, or a select few people’s, actions should not determine the way we view that group as a whole. When two cops murder an innocent person while on a traffic stop, ten others are breaking down the doors to invade a home that has been performing sex trafficking on local women and children. While a gang of black people are out shooting and fighting, another group is at war, helping to defend our country and the soil we walk on or they’re at home studying for their college class on Monday. While some white people are working in hospitals, helping the wounded and saving lives, others are thieves and murders taking them. There are good and there are bad in each and every ethnic group, there is no life that is superior to another. We are all people, we are all human, we are all one and we need to unite in order to make a difference.