I Just Saw this Picture and I’m So Disturbed. Because it’s Me.

A powerful post about a very divisive topic. Why did I choose to reblog this on The Quest for Light?

It’s simple really. Our inability to confront issues like institutional racism and the act of pretending like it doesn’t exist is an aspect that keeps the world in darkness.

We are all people. We all bleed red. We need to start treating others with kindness and embrace our “differences” as was to enhance ourselves.

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13653430_1070638483027630_2650636656912865440_o-1 This morning The Love Life of an Asian Guy posted this picture on facebook with the following commentary:

This is one of the most powerful images I’ve seen in years.

You’re peeking directly into the laboratory of white supremacy. A system that will send TWO men in full riot gear to arrest ONE Black woman for one purpose: give her a criminal record.

If she is charged (most Black protestors are) for participating in a peaceful protest, she’ll be forced to disclose her new criminal record on ALL job applications and applications for rent.

That one small change can limit where she works, how much she can get paid, and where she can rent.

The implications are LIFE CHANGING. This act of arresting peaceful Black protestors is SYSTEMATIC RACISM AT WORK, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.

“You’re a Harvard Law graduate? 7 years of experience? Nice! Ooh, it looks like…

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