Another wreckless moment in history calls for the sharing of words as I struggle to find them –because, well – 2017.
That KKK and NeoNAZI marches shown in black & white photos in history books could now be found as of Summer 2017 on YouTube, FB, Snapchat, the news, our IG accounts etc. is disgusting. That my little brother is growing up in a world where REAL people do these things when I -- a 90s KID, learned about the crazies from the 60s like they'd never return is heart-jolting. That it only took 6 months or so post January 20th, 2017 for David Duke to get out there and “fulfill the promises of President Donald Trump," (his words), only to then be passionLESSsly rebuked from a golf course in NJ or Capitol Hill...
I can’t keep up honestly.
I could barely pull my own thoughts together on Saturday as I anxiously waited for a leader to speak out. The silence was deafening for a moment. I knew who I’d hear from, but I wanted to hear from others. And it happened. Rolling in like a current, some of my white sisters and brothers took to their platforms to unapologetically denounce racism – insist that black lives mattered, and called the hatred out onto the carpet for what it was. I was encouraged & my heart resumed its beat. Because true Christianity is NOT just caring about the oppressed and justice if you ARE the oppressed. Jesus took special interest in the well-being of those who are marginalized, and so should we. Wasn't it the sacrifice and unified strategy of multiple races during the Civil Rights era that brought this nation to higher ground, albeit - still deeply flawed. Wouldn't that call for UNITY - now? We need one another.