On Thursday, I posted an article, Running While Black, in which I lamented the tragic slaughter of Ahmaud Arbery. Today, my good friend Jill weighs in with her usual spot-on take of not only that event, but also the searing and growing racism that has plagued the United States of America since the very beginning. It’s no surprise that in Trumpworld, the behavior of the two gentleman arrested for the killing of Arbery is already being praised in some circles. Does that shock anyone anymore?
Thank you, Jill, for another wonderful and thought provoking post.
There is something seriously wrong in this country. No, it isn’t only Donald Trump, though he is a sign, a manifestation of the disease that is destroying this nation. No, the disease isn’t the coronavirus, though perhaps it has brought the other, deeper disease into the public arena. The disease is … what? It has many names, but they all point to one thing just as the saying goes that “all roads lead to Rome”. And that one thing is blind hatred.
I’ve posted twice in the past week about the two white men who brutally murdered a young black man guilty only of being outdoors jogging. The men, father and son, chased him down in their pickup truck and shot him to death. The murder went unannounced for more than two months, then finally once it became public knowledge, the hue and cry was such that the two were…
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