Another person died. An unbearable loss.
Another person has died a violent death. Unacceptable.
Another Black man was shot to death by a White policeman.
Of course, you’re angry.
This cannot be seen detached from racism.
The whole life of the Black man was informed by racism.
The killing by the White police officer was informed by racism.
How Blacks feel and think now, is informed by racism.
How Whites feel and think now, is informed by racism.
We don’t know if the police officer was right to fire.
His video camera was off but his gun worked?
It smells of murder. It stinks like a hate crime.
A playing too fast and too loose with the life of yet another Black man.
But let a judge and jury decide, because for me, he’s a murder suspect.
But what matters most is that a White killed a Black again.
This is not an echo of slavery; it’s the same slavery.
The White guy is in power and the Black guy dies.
The White person feels entitled and the Black person’s blood is cheap.
One of the protest signs read: “Who do you call when the police killed?”
When the police protect Whites but scare Blacks, things are so wrong.
We want a society where women, Jews, children and Blacks feel safe.
I find it unbearable when Black people feel unsafe in the USA.
And you can talk to me about safety for all, every day of my life.
I’m now sorry that I fired my Black police chief, eight years ago.
I was new at the job. I was right but I was wrong.
I didn’t take into account that he was facing and fighting racism at work from his White offices.
Objectively, he was wrong for the law and that’s all that I weighed.
We need more Black policemen and protect them until they’re safe.
All White people in power must listen to advice from Blacks every day.
White people must stop reasoning against what our Black friends tell us.
We must take the racism out of our hearts, minds, and society.
After slavery stopped and women’s suffrage started, there are no second-class citizens anymore in the USA. We need to act accordingly.
This cannot be whitewashed into “very fine people on both sides.”
To end racism, we do not need to see things nuanced.
To end racism, we must take a clear non-ambivalent non-nuanced stand.
To end racism, we need to bring changes everywhere. In law and in life.
In the street and in the classroom. At work and in our free time.
Blacks are not looking for favors of sympathy from Whites.
All Whites need to earn Black friends, Black colleagues, Black teachers.
There must be ears for the “smallest” racism that occurred, to remedy it.
Racism kills. Black lives matter. And how!
I’m sad for the life so violently senselessly lost.