Live Loved LaShell
Follow Breanna as she runs a nonprofit , figures out life, and just enjoys each moment as it comes her way.
My heart is sad. I am sad that I live in a world where countless violent acts and unrealistic stereotypes spread like wildfire and consumes lives every day. I see the sadness, the outrage, the call for action being screamed across the United States. Along with this I find even more bashing, more arguing, more blame being spread with no accountability being taken from anyone on any side. Now regardless of your views or opinions on any of the horrific events that have been happening we each share some of the blame and responsibility. No matter if the crimes being committed are associated with race, religion, sexual orientation, profession, or anything else the commonality is people. As a society we have allowed ourselves to be accommodating to stereotypes that later lead to violence. We are all guilty of it because discrimination (of any kind) doesn't begin with murders it starts small with thoughts and assumptions that later grow to be something bigger. It begins with students being taught anything different is "weird" and being weird is bad. It begins with young children learning to fear the people who are supposed to protect them. It happens when students laugh at the biracial kid being called a "dirty zebra". It happens when we are constantly made aware of our differences whether they be related to gender, race, or religions. It begins and continues when we each allow hateful comments to be spoken because they are "funny" or just jokes. Regardless of if we say/do the things ourselves or simply watch silently as someone else does we each become a part of the problem.
So when will we become apart of the solution? Your part doesn't need to be radical or extreme in order to make an impact. Simply be aware! Make an effort to love and respect others for the person they are not, because of their skin tone, status, or any stereotype that may represent them but for them, for the person they are deep down on the inside. Will this fix everything? No I highly doubt that, but it is a start. Nothing will improve until we decide we want it to. Nothing can ever grow and blossom if it is not nurtured and well kept. Regardless of our stances we must see that without contributing to bettering the world through something positive then we will continue to live in a world of terror and violence. Personally I just can't keep continuing to accept the hate...
Whether your our part is big or small it is still needed and it is still impactful, make sure you do it right. So I leave you with the wonderful words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."