On November 25, In Ferguson, Missouri, – A white police officer will not face charges for for shooting an unarmed black teenager in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation.
People all over the world have their own opinion and judgement on whether or not it is okay to have a violent protest in the street. Personally, I believe that what it happening to Ferguson with the violence is very wrong. Not because I am white or because I hate black people, but because I stand on this one speech from Robert F. Kennedy when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This is the link to his full speech.
Something that he says that I find so powerful is
“We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization — black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion, and love.”
He goes on to make this speech on a personal level about how he knows how it feels to have a loved one assassinated. In this time of trial, we need a Robert F. Kennedy. This “White vs Black” people is not something that is new. Edmund Burke said it best,
“Those who don’t know history, are doomed to repeat it”