It’s actually unhappy to see this taking place even to the peaceable protests. Stark distinction to the protests in opposition to the shelter in place orders the place police simply stood there as individuals yelled at them with weapons. Actually highlights the systematic concern embedded into our nations’ police pressure.
I got here to this nation over 30 years in the past and thought it was the best nation on this planet and it did afford me many alternatives that I wouldn’t have in any other case. In my willful ignorance for a few years, I didn’t notice that there was a big section of my fellow People who have been struggling whereas gritting their enamel as a way to survive on this world that had stacked the deck in opposition to them. It’s actually miserable to see the nation I admired on this state, however I notice now that is the way it was beneath the floor.
Beneath the facade of peace, beneath the facade of justice and the concept of ‘American Dream’, what we’re seeing was there all alongside. The injustice in opposition to POCs, widespread police brutality, financial inequality, all of it. It was cleverly hidden away, solely exhibiting the shiny veneer of American capitalism, and the false concept that anybody might be something on this nation.
I’ve a mixture of feelings, and whereas the looting and riots could also be counterproductive, I see it on account of centuries of oppression that’s lastly manifesting itself. Possibly, simply perhaps, as soon as the mud settles, sufficient individuals will start to see what POC have been preventing for all this time: to be handled as people and that their humanity is equal in measure to each in elses’. And start the method of transformation throughout the nation that really can reside as much as the beliefs that it was based on for all individuals.