I think that what we have today is two very distinct versions of America. There are those who believe that in 2014, racism is no longer real. There are no more lynchings and Jim Crow is dead. There are some who say, “I don’t see color.”
Then there are those who see that racism is not gone or dead. Who see that under the guise of the age of Twitter, racism has been allowed to steep and keep lukewarm. Michael Brown is a boiling point for what some have been screaming for years: Racism is alive and well, just look at racial profiling. But for many of us, it has become a fact of life. It breeds within us the constant nagging thought that others do not see beyond the color of our skin to who we are as human beings. As brains who think without color until conditioned to do. It grows an insidious thought which cripples our ability to rage and demand equality. It is the thought that ‘maybe, the sun shines a little less bright here and justice cannot grow without the light of equality.’
I’m usually quite passive about race issues. As a member of what many would deem a model minority, I have simply felt too blessed to complain. Today, I RAGE WITH FERGUSON against the police brutality and in support of the protestors there who are demanding Justice. I do not condone violence towards the police officer who shot him. Justice cannot be served without judgment. Vigilante justice is one step forwards, three steps back, a Pyrrhic victory.