This morning I am thinking about all the racial incidents we’ve had this year and I can get sick to my stomach if I stay in my initial reaction. I know, as a white, middle class female, I have no real concept of what it must feel like to be in these situations as a black male. Or to be the mother of one of these young men, who must feel fear every time he walks out the door. I also know that there are good (heroic) cops and there are bad cops, and that no one really knoEws – or may ever know – what really happened in any one situation except those involved.
Not sure what I’m trying to say here, except that I am committing to be open-minded about each situation as it arises, rather than to lump them all together and make assumptions. My heart goes out to all who suffer in these incidents on both sides.
What I do know is that more violence is not the answer to any of it.
Sending love and light to everyone on this Christmas Eve.
-I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King