Senseless. Shameful. Inexcusable.
A false sense of hierarchy creates a false sense of importance creates a false sense of separation creates a false sense of privilege creates a false sense of authority creates a false sense of superiority.
I always feel a deep sense of apology for white privilege.
The news that comes out, the stories that don't get reported, the incidents that never get acknowledged, and the low key day to day remarks or subtleties that are glaringly obvious all make my heart ache.
It's unnatural and grotesque.
This tragedy will create a bigger gap before we as a people decide to close it and heal it.
More trauma never heals a wound.
This has to stop.
The separateness has to stop.
We have to come together in love.
I want to see justice too and I know it will still not be the thing that heals us.
For now, I will pray and love.
I will plant seeds of love and teach others to love.
Can you imagine if we all played our part in loving our brothers and sisters?
We cannot simultaneously maintain AND close the gap.
I implore you to love.