I write about Designing a life well lived. It is mostly about loving our selves and our world community. This sad, powerful and beautiful post addresses a cultural need for us to take seriously the act of loving our brothers and sisters of all walks of life. I am a white woman, silence in regard to racism is simply NOT an act of love. Speak up, stand up when ever you see and hear racism, please.
This morning The Love Life of an Asian Guy posted this picture on facebook with the following commentary:
This is one of the most powerful images I’ve seen in years.
You’re peeking directly into the laboratory of white supremacy. A system that will send TWO men in full riot gear to arrest ONE Black woman for one purpose: give her a criminal record.
If she is charged (most Black protestors are) for participating in a peaceful protest, she’ll be forced to disclose her new criminal record on ALL job applications and applications for rent.
That one small change can limit where she works, how much she can get paid, and where she can rent.
The implications are LIFE CHANGING. This act of arresting peaceful Black protestors is SYSTEMATIC RACISM AT WORK, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.
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