Saturday, 1 August 2015

I am Black and human.

life has we have it, comes with so many things , so many issues, so much stress and complication, from rascim, to religion, to tribalism,homophobia, xenophobia and from ISIS to Bokoharam, Alshabab and so much stupidity of the highest numencliture.

We all forget that above all we are just humans and time is the only thing that keeps us where we are , we can't be in one place forever , we are not a rock neither are we a tree, change is constant and we just have to go with the flow.

If we find nothing wrong with Bruce becoming Caitlyn and giving her an award for courage, we should not complain about Rachel Dolezal either, she is black, as thats what she wants and associates with .

Why is it still an issue to be black, why is racism still a problem in 2015 ?

We live in a society where everybody wants to point fingers, but we have a lot of deeply-rooted societal problems: poverty, education, poor housing .

In the the western world, From the war on drugs to the war on terror and to immigration, law enforcement's battle against minorities serves as pacification.

Police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed at least 313 African Americans in 2012 according to a recent study. This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours.

The report notes that it's possible that the real number could be much higher in 2015 we can see from  the media's point of view that it is getting out of hand.

These killings come on top of other forms of oppression black people face. Mass incarceration of nonwhites is one of them. While African-Americans constitute 13.1% of the nation's population, they make up nearly 40% of the prison population. Even though African-Americans use or sell drugs about the same rate as whites, they are 2.8 to 5.5 times more likely to be arrested for drugs than whites. Black offenders also receive longer sentences compared to whites. Most offenders are in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.

 More to come.........
credit: Alternet.
compiled and written by Ehime Omokhodion

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