3 years ago
Goyo
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Civil Rights Protest in US Capital
"It's just so overwhelming to see all who have come to stand with us today," Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, said. "I mean, look at the masses. Black, white, all races, all religions... We need to stand like this at all times." That quote, to me, may have been the best thing I have read in a while. Fueled by the unjust deaths of Mr. Eric Garner and Michael Brown, protesters took to the streets in Washington DC and New York. While people differ on their views on how to fix injustice in the US, they stood united in their message: this needs to stop. This was not about one race. This was not about the injustice faced by only one people. This was about banding together to demand that all are treated equally by the law. While I hesitate to say I am happy to see this (how can I when I know innocent people had to die for this to happen), I am glad to see that it has united people to see beyond their political, religious, or race affiliations. I am not sure if this will bring about real change in legislature, nor am I sure that this unity will last, but it is a step in the right direction. I hope this movement or sentiment does not end here, and it continues to grow to help all people understand that we all wish for the same basic rights.
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@orenshani7 I thought this article might make you smile :)
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I was reading this commentary, without having looked at who posted it, and about 2/3 of the way through I thought, "this is so well written; it almost seems like something @Goyo wrote"... and, well, the rest is history. :-)
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@linbur0100 thank you :) That is truly one of the nicest things I have heard about my writing lol I hope you continue to enjoy my future posts as well :)
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I really hope that this will prompt change in some form as well. Hope people keep peacefully protesting and also economically show what matters to them.
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