The issue of police brutality has been broadcasted time and time again. We as a nation have been split along economic, professional, and congressional lines over the matter; and of course, racial lines. Ah yes, race, always the elephant in the room.Just this past homecoming, a black student was subject to over aggression by local Indiana law enforcement.
It is one thing to not agree with a person’s actions of kneeling or standing or protesting whatever it is they see fit, but it is another to condemn one for protesting peacefully in what they believe in. Threatening people’s right to protest, whether right or wrong, threatens the institution of democracy itself because the principles it champions allows for differing political views and social stances.
Now is definitely the right time for our black community to begin waking up, and stop using the Christianity that has been arranged to be oppressive to many groups but dominant within the white race. However; to say that you cannot be "woke" and a Christian is unjustified. For years, Christianity has been used as a stool within the black community to get many of our people through hardships, unlawful actions, racism, systematic abuse, and oppression (still to this day.) The black community began taking the Christianity that was created to keep their ancestors in chains and turning it into strength to fight against all of their oppressors.
In America, we are taught that to be Black in America it is a crime. The segregation of Blacks in America today is more sinister than the times of the Civil Rights movement. Society uses bias and systematic oppression to continuously oppress Blacks. The society also uses the law to implement superiority
Most of modern society still struggles with the conflict between white and black culture, and during my childhood, I found myself reflecting more and more on my personal and cultural identity. Living in a household with white siblings meant that my idea of “blackness” was nonexistent. I was always an extremely happy child, but was too young to understand the concept of race. Nevertheless, I always found it strange when I caught other kids at school staring at my skin. I was used to their color, but they were not used to mine.