Charleston Massacre: Where Is It Safe to Be Black in America?

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blackWhere in America is it protected to be black? The new Charleston Massacre has black Americans doubt where they can go to find safety. They are not protected walking down a street, going to a store for Skittles, being pulled over by law coercion for a trade stop, station outward socializing with friends and now, it is not even protected to attend a place of worship.

It appears these United States of America are not for black people. For years, many have attempted to shimmer over it and act as if injustice does not exist. African-Americans are wakeful of their plight, though when attempting to get it out of their minds, something like a Charleston Massacre serves as a reminder.

This republic is so racially segregated that it matters not where African-Americans select to live and try to lift a family. The primarily black communities are mostly ridden with rapist activity and drug usage, though if relatives pierce to a gated village in hopes of a improved event for their child, they competence finish adult with a Trayvon Martin situation. In upscale neighborhoods too, a risk of being racially profiled and potentially victimized is too high since of  the “they do not go here” mentality.

Where can black people find reserve within a land of a “free” and a place many cruise home? It is humiliating to consider there is not a place where skin tone does not poise an evident threat. For many, who have not been overwhelmed with a prick of being black in America, this is something they can't understand. It is formidable to sense a feelings of distrust that arise when vital in a republic that has an endless story of discrimination, assault and influence opposite associate Americans who have been innate with a opposite pigmentation.

The new crimes opposite unarmed black men, a occurrence during a pool celebration in Texas and a Charleston Massacre all endorse that it is an tacit crime to be black in America. At one point, a people were pronounced to have been “at a wrong place during a wrong time.” Well, apparently a 9 victims who were killed inside a ancestral Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church have dispelled that myth. So a doubt remains, “Where in America are black people protected from racism?

In a latest hatred crime opposite black America, a extremist 21-year-old spent time in a pews of a black church and afterwards gunned down several attendees after saying his reason for being there was to kill black people. After open banishment on his dictated targets, a male got into his automobile and fled a scene, withdrawal a few survivors among a routine bodies of his victims.

This meaningless killing, joined with secular profiling and America’s story of criminalizing people for being black, has turn a nightmare. The fulfilment that a competition of people do not feel protected during home, on open transportation, during work, or during a request assembly causes a feelings of rejecting to take on a whole other dimension and depth.

If anything certain can arise from these nonessential murders, it would be that America wakes adult to a solemn tab and critical acknowledgment of this country’s past and benefaction story of secular taste and animosity. The shoal genius of ignoring a worried law surrounding socioeconomic and secular separation is illogical for a republic that claims to be “One republic underneath God, indivisible, with autocracy and probity for all.”

Nothing is over from a truth, America is not joined and clearly not protected for black people. As Americans continue to arrangement their stupidity of story and a stream reality, it usually serves as acknowledgment that they would rather trust a distortion than understanding with a truth. The doubt remains, “Where is it protected to black in America?”

Opinion by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)


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