“You have to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”
Happy Monday warrior women! I hope your intent today will border on breaking every chain that attempt to hold you back or cause you to waver in your truths! Last week, I read the comments of Charles Barkley, agreeing with the verdict of the Ferguson case and calling anger rioters “scumbags.”
Mr. Barkley went on to say how he agreed that there were no wrongdoing or racial prodding on the part of the police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
The one thing I will agree with Mr. Barkley on is that rioting and destroying other people property is wrong. It was misguided “anger” of cause and effect reactions from people who have been treated so unfairly, murdered for being black, judged and criminalized by a selective body of government officials based on a biased and preconceived system of justice. One that history clearly shows is separate from their white counterparts who have committed crimes of a similar nature.
Kenny Smith, a former Basketball player, friend to Charles Barkley and co-host with Barkley on their “Inside The NBA” show, disagreed with Barkley and posted an open letter to several news outlets. I re-posted one copy of the letter in agreement with Mr. Smith regarding Charles Barkley outrageous Ferguson comments and was promptly labeled a “Communist!”
I will always stand on the side of “right” versus “wrong” and will use my voice for the purpose of bringing awareness and making a difference! When faced with people who “trash” talk other people and spew their inappropriate views onto the viewing public- there’s bound to be a world division. Singularly or collectively, you have a duty to stand against the madness and criminal acts that are committed by one group against another.
The justice system is flawed, as evidenced by the acts of protection from justice due in the murders of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and the list goes on.
When you raise your voice, stand in solidarity and take positive action against what you know is wrong, there will be plenty of garbage thrown your way. Don’t get side tracked by naysayers who spew their trash in your direction. Stand and speak out against what you know in your heart is wrong!
Here’s a link to the Smith & Barkley Fergusion debate.
The police officer that used the outlawed choke hold on Eric Garner continuously when he kept saying "I can't breathe" was not charged in his murder. There's little 'justice' for people of color in the justice system...
Peace and blessings...