By now most of you have probably seen the newscasts about the Police Shooting in Milwaukee over the weekend. It’s disheartening. A young man lost his life, while another young man has to live with the knowledge that, while he did what he must, he took another life. Add in a volatile community, already reeling from multiple shootings across the country, an irresponsible media, and an oppressing class who bark things like “Why don’t we do something about black on black crime” and you have a recipe for disaster.
Let me get one thing straight, right up front, depsite Fox News and their “expert”, this is not President Obama’s fault. How could it be? He has not committed one act that denounced the police. He has not created an environment of distrust between the Police Departments and the Black Community. This has been going on for generations, not 8 years. We had a lull where we didn’t hear of these types of things very often, but with Facebook, the Internet, Twitter, and 24 hour news; we hear of these tragedies nearly everyday.
Sadly, racism is alive and well in this country and we only have ourselves to blame. Distrust on both sides – black and white – needs to be mended. Not all blacks are lazy thugs and not all whites are oppressive, ignorgant masters
I don’t have the answers. But, I know looking to the media for the answer isn’t a solution. They’re not in it to make it better, they’re in it to sell it. Discord, distrust, and riots in the streets sell news and make money.