Commentary On The Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave
Am I the only one disturbed about the female, (societally-labeled) Black student being
yanked —-wait, no…that is too mild of a description—ripped from a desk while seated, body-slammed, dragged, and….well, was she tossed by a much bigger, stronger, male School Resource Officer who appears to be (societally labeled) “white”? For some reason, I mistakenly thought that this would be a hot topic today. Maybe it was….somewhere? This is heartbreaking; This is real news. Oh well, maybe tomorrow this storyline will broadcast more.
Forgive me if Lamar and Khloe’s marriage is not of interest to me. I am
sorry not sorry that political talking points bore me when those talking points do not ever seem to point to the injustices within The Land of the Free, The Home of the Brave if such points offer no dividends, fail brown paper bag tests, and struggle to value its women and girls.
In a classroom full of people, just one reportedly attempted to come to the helpless student’s defense. That one is said to have been another female, (societally labeled) Black student. I am not surprised by this. Consciously or subconsciously, she identified with the victim. Now I ask you, “Why are we, humans, failing to identify with each other?” Generation after generation, beliefs go unchallenged which keep people divided. At the end of life, how silly these things must seem when real matters find priority.
As I sit here, I wonder if I am the only one asking myself, “What kind of culture are we living in where people are conditioned to just sit and watch atrocities occur without so much as a consideration?” Have we become desensitized as a people, of people?
Then, I think of history. We can send people to the moon, but seem to struggle with tolerating respecting accepting loving one another. Millions of people attend faith-based services weekly where love is the taught foundation, yet their acts of love are…….well, where are they? I want to hear more of those stories. I want to smile while watching the ripple effects of small acts of kindness. Am I alone?
Several times, I have watched the video of this excessive force against this young, female student who happens to be (societally labeled) Black. With each viewing, thoughts surface about the ill-treatment of people based on race, on gender, on ageism, on power, or the lack thereof….. These thoughts surface, but the perpetuated silence on these topics will hold their posts in keeping The Land of the Free, The Home of the Brave paradoxical.