Acknowledging racism in America for some is still a hard pill to swallow for some. Even in 2014 a lot of us are either in denial or just too busy with whatever is going on in our lives. Weather you want to believe it or not, racism it still exists. Our so-called “country tis of thee” continues to display the ugly dark side of land that was doomed from the moment it was stolen so many years ago. Police brutality is not at an all time high. Folks are just fed up and are fighting back. In this day and age no one should have to live in fear simply because of the pigment of their skin or any physical trait for that matter.
As the mother of a young black 17 year old male and 12 year old daughter myself, it breaks my heart to watch these parents loose their babies to senseless violence. It’s also very scary. This could be anyone’s child, regardless of race. When will enough be enough?!?! Protests around the country have sparked national attention. For the first time in a long time it feels like people are really becoming fed up with the nonsense involving racism.
How many more Michael Brown’s, Sean Bell’s and Trayvon Martin’s do we have to have before a change is made. I’m not one to ever just pull the race card but I think it’s safe to say that there is a problem with police and black males in the U.S. It makes you wonder, what if Mike Brown was watching Trayvon’s case…??? Who is the kid now watching Mike that could be next?! Racism is a disease that has a simple cure…unconditional love, but the world will never be rid of it until we’ve all been vaccinated.
Nobody ever wins in these type of situations. According to thinkprogress.org
“The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police,” a new ProPublica report explains, noting that if whites were killed at the same ratio there would have been another 185 white deaths, just during that three-year period, just of those in that narrow age range.”
With all the tears being shed over the recent murder of teenager Mike Brown and countless other young black men and boys, we decided to share a few art inspired pieces we’ve found around the internet. It may be hard to look at however it is a sad truth for way to many of us.
Love, Peace, Happiness & Freedom For All!!
If anyone know the names of any artist marked with a question mark please do let us know so we can give them credit.