The announcement of the Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed teen, Mike Brown, sparked nationwide outrage.
The 18 year old Ferguson, Missouri teen was just one of many of our Black youths who have lost their lives due to similar situations and tensions mount when no one is held accountable for the deaths.
I could barely hold back my tears when I watched the decision being read and was utterly overwhelmed by grief as the residents of Ferguson responded in anger. For the record, I don’t condone the violence… but I can’t say I don’t understand the frustration!
How many times must we sit idly by and watch another White male walk free after killing another Black teen? Some feel that Black on Black crime is a deeper issue, and I would almost agree… except for the fact that when a Black perpetrator is brought to justice, he’s way more likely to be convicted of the crime.
It’s no secret that there’s an uneven distribution of ‘justice’ in America, but it’s still disappointing. It’s also disappointing to see people burn and loot but I honestly can’t say that it wasn’t expected. Continue Reading…