I typically would not post about a social issue on this blog. I would usually sit down and mind my own business as I scroll through my Facebook feed seeing opinions from each side. I don’t like the controversy over such issues, because at the end of the day, we are all human, connected by our energies.
So, I have a few reasons that compelled me to post about the situation in McKinney that happened on June 6.
The first is that I am from the DFW area. I see institutionalized racism happening on the news all the time, but the fact that this happened in my own backyard is disturbing, not surprising, but disturbing.
The next is that I find that everyone is confused. White people are confused because they don’t understand racism and black people are confused because they don’t understand why the system is still so racist.
But the craziest part of the whole thing is that citizens are not wrong, just confused. The thing is, we don’t need more evidence than we have. We don’t need to know what the young girl was saying or what happened before or after the incident. We can see a white male, much bigger than the tiny girl, slamming her on the ground, repeatedly.
There is no excuse.
What we do need is a systematic reality check. Jim Crow Laws are gone, but still enforced through the police system. Maybe it’s an issue of abusing power.
I think the most important thing to remember when dealing with issues of such high emotion is to stay grounded. Remember that the energy that you give others is the energy that you will get back. We are collectively creating a volatile world of unrest. Just pause for a moment, and place yourself in other people’s shoes. Walk a day in the mind of a black child, fearing for your life. Listen to opposing opinions and sincerely try to understand. Stop judging and start creating a world that everyone can feel safe.
This will create peace.