So today someone ask me after reading one of my social media posts about Tucker Carlson why am I so angry? We get it there are still people who do things that speak to either blatant or implied racism. Ignore them, let it go, don’t let them consume you they said. Well that may be easy for you I said but I cannot mute my voice in the face of any type of racism. I will never allow my voice to become a whisper to their screams simply to make others feel comfortable when it comes to race. As my Jewish brother and sister say never forget and I will never forget that we were forcibly took from our home, stripped us of our culture and told we were not people but property.
I will never forget that sheets were donned, crosses burned, and men rode through the night to strike terror into our hearts.
I will never forget our voices were silenced at the voting booths with violence and intimidation.
I will never forget we were turned away at the lunch counter, the doors to the school were locked, the dogs were set free and the hoses were turned on us.
I will never forget that one leader after another was assassinated for daring to ask, we be treated as equals.
I will not go quietly into the night because my patriotism to a country I love, and my people helped create as much as anyone else is questioned if I dare protest its continued racial inequality.
I will not go quietly into the night as they attempt even to this day to hold us down, strip away our dignity, our pride, and our self-worth.
So, I told him no I am not mad I simply am one of many of all races, colors, religions, creeds, genders, and ethnicities who refuse to be silenced. A group that is rising now together as one. A group determine to ensure America marches forward and not back even if there are those that believe that was when America was great.