A Turning Point

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I posted this quote yesterday afternoon heartsick over the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Yesterday evening, I sat in bed holding Lucas as I cried. I’m not a crier but it was the only thing I could do. Snipers shooting police at a peaceful rally – what is happening?

This week has had a profound impact on me. I remember 9/11 and won’t forget it but it was different – international relations are complicated.

Domestic affairs. That hits home. Race issues between black and white America – that is me to the very core.

This isn’t America but it is. We’ve had the same struggles for decades and generations and what has really changed? Yes there have been victories and improvements but the problems still exist. The hate, distrust and fear.

Our fears keep elevating. They blind us and make us defensive, angry, distrustful, and scared. There is no progress in fear or hate. Every day it’s something new. More death, more destruction, more hate. If it doesn’t stop, what will be left?

I truly believe that this is the moment that will define our era. We will either continue to the pits of hell where no one feels safe and hate abounds or we stop and realize that we are all Americans and there is more that unites us than divides us.

 


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