People take both of those topics way too seriously, and it seems that if you have different views most people cant seem to agree to disagree. Now that I have stated the fact that most people will not agree I have decided to state my opinion on recent events. This is only my opinion. Just because you don't agree with me does not make either one of us wrong. We just see things in a different way.
Recent events have taken place in our country that are very disturbing. I think we can all agree on this…
- A black man was killed by a police officer.
- People felt compelled to march to show unity between people of different races ,and to evoke changes in out legal systems and how each one of us are treated by law enforcement.
- During these demonstrations a small group of people decided to escalate the situation and hated to turn violent toward businesses, police, vehicles, other people, and monuments that many people feel are inappropriate to be displayed in public due to a history of racial connotation.
How does the horrific death of an unarmed black man give ANY ONE the right to loot a Target store for big screen T.V.s?
Why is it now ok for people to rip down statues that represent something they do not agree with?
When did it become ok stand in the middle of a road with a mob of people to stop traffic? And what purpose does this serve in supporting the fact that we as a country need to change how we treat each other?
I doubt I will ever get actual legitimate answers to these questions, but I had to ask anyway.
I grew up in a small town in Virginia with a large black community. Some of the people I grew up with were amazing friends and beautiful people. Others were just assholes. It doesn’t matter the color of there skin; an asshole is an asshole. I was a bit of an outsider in my school and even my circle of friends. There were times I caught a lot of flak for things I did or clothes I wore. Lots of people treated me poorly because of these choices, but I always tried to be respectful of everyone I came in contact with. I didn't have to like them, but my parents taught me to respect other peoples feeling and property.
I made choices that made me stand out from the crowed. I tried to use my thoughts and ideals to open peoples minds to different ways of thinking. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. But through all of it I tried to be good to those that were good to me. I hope that one day we can figure out how we can all be good to each and every one of us.