Ya know, I haven’t said anything about the crisis happening in our country because to be honest, I needed time to process. And what I’ve decided is, I’m not surprised that it’s happening at all. This is who we’ve proved ourselves to be for the last few centuries-a nation who does not value the lives/families of people of color.
As adults from places like Mexico and Honduras seek asylum in our country, often running from violence, abuse and poverty, the leaders of this nation see it fit to take their children away from them. Recently a man took his life when his daughter was ripped away from him.
Journalists have received audio of children ages 4-10 crying out for their parents and loved ones-from cages. One of Donald Trump’s sons, along with right wing nutcase Ann Coulter has accused the children of being “crisis actors.” Patrol agents have been instructed not to pick the children up or comfort them from crying. They are not to touch the children. Who is changing diapers? How are these children being put to sleep?
It is estimated that by the time the Summer is over, the Trump administration will have separated 30,000 children from their parents.
When these children grow up, they will be traumatized. This is TRAUMATIC. They will hate this country, they will be bitter, they will need help that they won’t be able to get.
Interesting that men (and women like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kirsten Nielsen) who quote the Bible every chance they get, can always find the will to be evil, immoral and inhumane when it comes to people of color. Treating PEOPLE like animals, with smug looks on their faces. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a racist who is clearly getting his life throughout this process.
I’d like to say that this isn’t America, but I know better. As a Black woman, I know better. This is who we are. We’ve learned nothing. Instead of saying this isn’t who we are, let’s acknowledge that this is us, and CHANGE. One of the things I notice about people is that we never care until it directly affects US. We don’t care because it’s not OUR people and not OUR family. That’s no way to live your life. That’s no way to be a decent human.
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