Race relations in America are getting worse. Just yesterday a White man traveled from Maryland to New York to kill black men and ‘make a statement’. What kind of sickness must you be going through before you could plot and plan to do such a thing? According to the deranged, terrorist, murderer “The reason why he picked New York is ’cause it’s the media capital of the world.” Imagine. To make matters worse the perpetrator was framed as a “veteran” rather than a white supremacist or terrorist, and the victim Timothy Caughman is described as a “homeless man”.
This man just killed someones son for no reason other than the color of his skin. This is 2017. Look at his photo. He doesn’t feel bad at all. He even has a little smirk on his face. He’s suffering from a sickness. Many people in this country are suffering from the same sickness. The problem is we don’t know who is who.
Even with all this terrorism against people of color, they want us to forget about slavery. They want us to believe racism is dead. Impossible… I have so many questions concerning the issue. How long was he planning this trip? Did he let anyone else know what he was planning on doing? Did he just decide he would stab the first black person he saw? Who raised this man?
People claim that they are afraid that one day a race war will begin. Unfortunately, I believe the race war has already begun and black people are losing “bigly”! We are being attacked politically, physically, and psychologically. This is true whether we chose to accept it or not. Legislation is passed everyday that will negatively affect people of color. Terrorists such as this man are killing black men and women regularly. Also, seeing these type of atrocities has a negative impact on your mind.
It has gotten to the point where I’m afraid of anyone that doesn’t look like me. This morning I was on my way to work and there were three white people walking in my direction. They didn’t looked dangerous. They looked like hippies. However, their eyes were gazed like they might have been high. I found my heart racing and I clinched my purse a little tighter than normal. My guard was up. That’s very abnormal. But after hearing about stories like this New York murder over and over again I don’t even know who is normal anymore.
This issue affects almost every culture. When you see a Latin person you start to wonder are they Mexican? Are they here legally? When you see a Muslim minding their own business walking down the street you find yourself double checking that they don’t have any extra luggage with them. God forbid you have to enter a plane with Muslim. You wont be able to rest properly the whole trip. Its really sad. Same goes for how other races view black people. They probably feel that we are all “super predators” and cant be trusted.
I feel the answer to the problem of race in America is exposure. People need to be exposed to people who are not of the same race to counter racism. Check out the video about the incident below: