Today in our country we are facing many issues. Sickness being the one at the forefront of the media, and racial injustice on the back burner. Both of these things are issues that have infected the human race since the beginning of time. Why is that?
Sickness is natural and there is absolutely nothing we as human beings can do about it. The only solution for sickness is to let it run its course and hope for the best. With that being said, have you ever noticed that is how the United States of America reacts to racism and other social injustices? It is treated as something that will just go away in two to three weeks.
The media gives our cries for freedom maybe a month or two of television air time. It also depends on what else is going on in the news cycle. This is a problem that has been rooted in American culture for decades. Many people assume racism does not exist anymore because it is “not as bad” as it was in pre-2000s America.
Ask yourself this; how can people believe racism and other biases do not exist in our modern nation if they are not directly impacted by it? Every day, members of the Black and brown community face acts of racism — implicitly and overtly. Countless victims ignore it due to the fear of satisfying a stereotype, while others speak out and in turn get labeled as the antagonist in the conversation.
This my peers is an issue that needs to be fixed.
During the 1950s and 1960s people fought for their freedoms through marches and boycotts. Today the same thing is happening for the same reasons. The reason would be social justice for all.
There is an idea that if this nation satisfies our requests for social justice it will cause many people to give up their seat at the table. In reality, fixing the systemic oppression that has plagued people of color since the late 1500s will only add more seats to the table, thus creating an equal and just nation.