I’ve looked around at people and wondered what could make a person hate another person, or group of people, solely because of the color of their skin. It defies logical thought to judge a person, or group of people, as good, or bad, based on the color of their skin, and yet, the evidence clearly shows that people do this, some, apparently seem to think it’s completely rational and normal. I have no answers or even ideas how to combat this pervasive hateful way of thinking. I just know it is wrong, harmful, and despicable.
Hate and hatred is never the answer – and I’m sorry that there are white people who think and act this way to Black people, simply because of the color of their skin.
At the same time when horrible, horrific things happen, words fail me, I go silent, and that silence is just as wrong, so this time, I’m not going to delete my post, worrying I might say something wrong.
I’m horrified, and disgusted that a white man went into a church to kill Black people. From the depths of my soul, I’m sorry that this happened, the tragedy, the pain, the loss so many will have to endure.
I wrote the above, and then, put it aside because I felt like it wasn’t enough, it was too short, to simplistic, too little. I found many much better posts, tackling the subject from different starting points. Two of those posts (religious theme) here and (conversation theme) here, yet, I was still shy about posting my thoughts, then this TED talk showed in my FB newsfeed and it pushed me to just do it.