~~May 1, 2015~~
Baltimore uprising not all about race
Since the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., eight months ago and subsequent riots, the discussion has been all about race, and rightly so.
Ferguson is two-thirds black, but the power structure — from city manager to judge to prosecuting attorney and clerks — was white. Just four of its 54 police officers were black. The Justice Department found overwhelming evidence of bigotry in policing.
But Baltimore, where riots erupted this week after the death of another young black man in police custody, doesn’t fit that cookie cutter. Its mayor is a black woman, as was her predecessor, and several black police commissioners have run the department, where half the officers are African American.
Yet Baltimore is the latest city to erupt in race-linked violence.
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In these moments of tension, unrest, destruction, division, uncertainty …. two people, of different skin color come together, holding hands.
Joining forces to declare: we all are one.
A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.
You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/
~IN HER OWN WORDS~
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’
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We ALL are ONE!!