From Dr. E. Dewey Smith: Spiritual son of Bishop Jakes, one of the largest churches in Atlantas, The House of Hope Atlanta
Since the election of President Barack Obama, the notion of a “Post-Racial” American society has been discussed with regularity. Many people around the world have celebrated the United States’ “progress” the terms of race relations.
While Human & Civil Rights advocates have witnessed & celebrated flashes of hope, the shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18 year old African American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has once again reminded us that there’s still much work to be done.
The global outcry after this young man’s senseless death has been painful to watch. Peaceful protestors being confronted with a “military type of peace response” with tanks, machine guns, tear gas and tanks, are horrible reminders of the 1950s & 1960s. Insensitive & uncaring law enforcement strategies have further fueled an untenable situation.
Although division, hatred and racism are still extremely prevalent in our world, the responses of persons from all types of ethnicities have given reasons to be hopeful. The press and social media are replete with stories of varying communities joining their voices in a harmonious chorus that justice, liberty and freedom must be available to all. Let us join that wonderful aggregation with the resounding tones that victory will be ours.
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