Over a month later, and still the man who gunned down a child roams free…and our legal system does nothing. For at any given moment, when I think about my little brother, who looks exactly like Trayvon, I tremble in fear at the thought of someone gunning him down because of the color of his skin. And when I think of all the many people and pressures that have already tried to destroy us because of this…all the other Trayvons whose wrongful death’s have been–are still being–swept under the rug–I can think only how sometimes the injustice in this world is too much to be believed.
What can we do to not let the disillusionment and pain, the anger and frustration, eat away and destroy us?
Please read the article I wrote to find out more on Trayvon’s wrongful death….it’s what I could do, to begin.
How one learns/is trained to to do this…
The actions and behaviors one does to, protect…
Who is allowed to engage in them.
How the masculine energy protects…how the world is set up in accordance with that concept of aggression, control and domination, the use of a certain kind of power structure.
How the feminine energy protects, so differently, concerned with something else altogether…
What you must do, if you are a child alone to protect self, if you are woman alone to protect self…What you must do, if you are of color or otherwise othered, to protect self.
How society does not have space for this–you, your surival–if what you need is not in line with majority beliefs and prejudices…
Who then, is considered a person, with the right to “Life, liberty, and happiness?”
Who then, is not?
What this says about who a person is, who we are as a culture…What this says about who and what we value, how we treat each other. What this says about our suvival as a species.
Why this is so important.