Black Lives Matter

Enough is enough
  1. As a young, white, women, from Minnesota does what I say on this topic really matter?
  2. I don't want to upset anyone or speak on something that I have the privilege of not having to be fearful about.
  3. I want to speak about Philando Castile.
  4. Again another young black man's life has been taken by a white police officer.
  5. Pulled over for a broken tail light and was shot and killed by a police officer.
  6. Why does this keep happening?
  7. Nothing is being done.
  8. There is something truly wrong with the culture of each and every police department in America.
  9. It seems to me that the same types of men become police officers. Granted within in every profession there are good people and bad. But there is truly something wrong with a profession that is dominated by white males, who are power hungry, egotistical, hateful, and racist.
  10. There is something wrong when an officer's first instinct is to pull a gun and shoot.
  11. There is something wrong when young boys of color have to be taught how to act around the police so they aren't shot.
  12. There is something wrong when young white men have no consequences and get free passes when they break the law.
  13. There is something wrong when young white males can walk around in a bubble of privilege and entitlement.
  14. There is something wrong when a racist, hate spewing, fear mongering, clown has the chance to become president of the United States.
  15. There is something wrong when an entire chapter of history is ignored.
  16. There is something wrong when a child of color doesn't see any role models like them in books, movies, or TV.
  17. There is something wrong when students are not taught about atrocities in their own country like slavery, internment camps, the trail of tears, etc.
  18. There is something wrong when students are not exposed to hero's like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Antonia C. Novello, Crazy Horse, George Washington Carver, etc.
  19. There is something wrong when students are not told the whole/true story of history.
  20. There is something wrong when a white person can be raised so sheltered and segregated they have never met or been friends with someone of color.
  21. There is something wrong when a country that is over 50% women and soon to become over 50% people of color is run by white males.
  22. I'm fed up.
  23. I'm open to learning.