What the flying fuck is happening?! Have you noticed that the American flag is almost always at half-mast? Tragic doesn't even begin to describe what's happened, and still is happening, in the country right now. People reduced to hashtags due to senseless killings rooting from ignorance, superiority complexes, and so much hate!
ALL LIVES MATTER but currently, African Americans are at a particular disadvantage because of the color of their skin. Isn't this utter bullshit?! Race, gender, religion, et al is not a predisposition of one's character, and I don't understand why people can't comprehend something so fundamental as this!
I try to avoid getting personal and/or political here, but I am compelled to say something about this because this issue matters to me. I may disagree at times, but I'm usually tolerant and respectful of other people's opinions and beliefs, however the situation is escalating and it's worrisome. Racism exists and it's deadly. We've been dilly dallying around this issue for so long, and a lot of us are even on denial. How many more hashtags do we need before we acknowledge that this level of racism exists in this country? That after centuries of countless protests, revolutions, and movements, this issue persists because NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT.
We can't stay "polite" or silent anymore. Not with what's happening to our cities and towns left and right. I can only hope that amidst all this dissension real change is on the horizon. It's time that our chosen leaders finally decide to have a real and actual conversation about this issue before it goes out of hand.