Quote of the day – We are the change we seek

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Happy Hump Day you beautiful people. We are almost done with what seems like the longest year this week. I hope that you all have been doing some self care and are trying to stay positive during these times. It seems as though myself and other black people are fighting for our lives, fighting for justice, and just like always, fighting for change. However, we can’t continue to be the only ones fighting. We need for others to stand up and recognize their part in this movement.

I chose this quote by President Barack Obama because I feel like we need it more than ever. African Americans have been waiting for change to come since we were stolen from our homes and brought to America to be slaves for white people. African Americans have been waiting for change since we were told that we were only 3/5 of a person. African Americans have been waiting for change since they told us that we didn’t belong in the same schools, restaurants, churches, or even relationships with white people. African Americans have been waiting for change since they started removing our fathers from our homes and putting them in prison. African Americans have been waiting for change since they started labeling any black woman that spoke her mind as the “angry black woman.” African Americans have been waiting for change since they started killing us and we have to live with the killers still free.

African Americans have been waiting for change since they started killing us and we have to live with the killers still free.

African Americans have been waiting for change since they started killing us and we have to live with the killers still free.

African Americans have been waiting for change since they started killing us and we have to live with the killers still free.

But the change that we’ve been waiting on still has not come. The change we deserve to see depends on the non-black people in America to stand with us and say, “Enough is enough.” We need to break this cycle of racism, discrimination, and MURDER in America. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Justice delayed is justice denied.” When I see the family of Breonna Taylor who was murdered in my hometown of Louisville KY, still waiting over two months to see her killers arrested, I don’t see justice. When I saw only one cop that was involved in the murder of George Floyd get arrested for murder before the other 3, I don’t see justice. When I see the families of the numerous other victims like Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Mike Brown, and Sandra Bland still awaiting justice, I, don’t, see, justice. And you shouldn’t either.

As President Obama said at the end of his quote, “We are the change that we seek.” That is the truth. Non-blacks that are wondering what they can do to see change, need to read about what their ancestors did to my ancestors. Non-blacks need to do the same research I had to do on my own, to find out my history and to find out about theirs.

Listening is required.

Reading is fundamental.

Action is necessary.

Change is imminent.

 

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