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Monday, June 22, 2015

COFFEE TALK SUNDAY: RACISM IN AMERICA!!

WELCOME TO COFFEE TALK SUNDAY! 
RACISM HAS A LONG HISTORY IN AMERICA! THOUGH WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, WE STILL HAVE A LONGER WAY TO GO! WHENEVER THE TOPIC OF RACISM COMES UP, PEOPLE TEND TO SHY AWAY OR TURN THE OTHER CHEEK. I'M CALLING ANYONE WHO DOES THIS OUT! THIS IS WHY WE TALK ABOUT THIS TOPIC AND FIND WAYS TO COME TOGETHER THAN DIVIDING. I NOTICED A GREAT DIVIDE DURING THE AFTERMATH OF FREEDIE GRAY'S DEATH. THE BLACK VERSUS WHITE DIVIDE ON MY FACEBOOK BECAME ALL TOO REAL. I NOTICED PEOPLE WHO I CALLED "FRIENDS" HAD A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. OTHERS DIDN'T COMMENT ON THE TOPIC AT ALL, WHICH MADE ME QUESTION "WHY AREN'T YOU UPSET?". REGARDLESS OF YOUR RACE, FREEDIE AND ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS ARE PEOPLE...IT IS THE HUMAN RACE THAT WE ARE ALL APART OF. 
IN RECENT NEWS, DYLANN ROOF MURDERED 9 AFRICAN AMERICANS AT EMANUEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. HIS INTENTIONS WERE TO CAUSE A RACE WAR. THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ATTACK ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY,AND IT MAKES ME VERY ANGRY. 
I'M A PERSON THAT JUDGES YOU BASED ON YOUR CHARACTER, NOT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. I WISH MORE PEOPLE THOUGHT THIS WAY. MY INTENTIONS IN TONIGHT'S SEGMENT IS TO HOPEFULLY OPEN THE CONVERSATION ON THIS TOPIC. INSTEAD OF GROWING APART ANYTIME THIS HAPPENS, WE SHOULD STICK TOGETHER. IT MAKES MATTERS WORSE WHEN WE DIVIDE, AND IT ONLY MAKES THESE RACIST GROUPS STRONGER. 
I'M FED UP WITH SEEING MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS BEING KILLED EVERY DAY! WE KEEP SEEING THIS HAPPEN AND IT NEEDS TO STOP HAPPENING. RACISM IN AMERICA DOES EXIST FOR ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE. YOU NEED TO WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BE MOVING FORWARD, NOT REPEATING HISTORY. 
AMERICA, THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD...WHAT A LOAD OF HORSE SHIT! I'M NOT PROUD TO BE AMERICAN. WHY SHOULD I BE?