Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Breathing While Black

Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law has become law in 24 other states throughout America. Most people are unaware of what this law is really about and what it entails. For the most part the law was designed to create an atmosphere for law abiding citizens to protect themselves against aggression.

Unfortunately, with the success of the ‘Tea Party’ crazies, society has allowed the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law to become a license to kill. Here’s the problem, most of the people being killed in regards to the law are people of color by Whites.

I don’t think for one second that Whites in general are on a campaign to gun down people of color. However, since President Obama became ‘Commander in Chief’ there has been an up-tick in negative racial discourse. Just recently, Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center (DWOC) in Gainesville, FL lynched President Obama in effigy.

I’ll end with this, I refuse to sit by silently and allow the mantra of a few racists’ pigs to dictate what laws will be enacted to murder people of color.

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