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.
I went online and found research to show that black people drink more than they smoke. I also found that white people actually use more drugs than most people do. In fact, white people even drink more than black people do. They are the top race in the U.S. that drinks alcohol and are in second place when it comes to using drugs. This came as a shock to me because black people are often seen as the race that uses the most drugs and alcohol. The question I want answered is why black people are portrayed as alcoholics and drug addicts by society.
As I write this I must remind myself to not be emotional. The term nigga comes from a long history, to understand it, does not exist. As we have with so much else, we’ve lost our way with this word. It has its ups and downs, and that I think is the worst part, we let it get good to us. As I try and take you on this journey of the term nigga, my goal is that you will delete it from your vocabulary.