Monday, June 22, 2015

I Pray for Better Days

It's been six days, almost a week since my last post. Sorry for my absence. It's been a rough week for us all.

As everyone knows by now, the horrible shooting happened at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last Wednesday and I mourn for the lives lost so senselessly because of hate. This terrorist attack on that historic black church was pure evil! As I sit here writing this right now, I'm still at a loss for words.

I still don't know what to say except...RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!

Yes, I've experienced it back home in Georgia, but I also experience it right here in the UK and I've experienced it in many other places. Racism doesn't adhere to geographical boundaries.  Sometimes it's been subtle and sometimes it's been glaringly obvious. It doesn't matter about the level...it still sucks every single time. I know I'm not saying anything new or profound here, but I'm just tired. I know that eradicating racism has many layers and it will probably always be a fight, but we have to do our best to try. I don't have any answers, but I do know this...I'm gonna keep on keeping on. I'm committed to doing my part, in whatever way that is, to make things better for my family, my community and this world. It's up to people of every color to fight against the ignorance of racism. I know I can't change this world, but I can do what I can bit by bit. In the end, that's all that I know to do right now.

I pray for better days.

2 comments:

Duni said...

Hi Dori,
I was and still am completely shocked.
All I know is as long as people believe in "otherness"
there will be antagonism among different cultures and races.
We are all ONE. Hopefully there will be shift in consciousness soon.
((hugs))

Dori P said...

Duni,
Absolutely! We are all ONE! Thanks for the hug my friend :)