Today is June 19th, 2018 and it is “Juneteenth“. Which is an annual festival and should be a national holiday!
It is celebrated by many African Americans in the United States. This day is an anniversary for when slaves (especially in Texas.. my home state) we’re emancipated.
It’s truly a reminder for myself that this is not “old” history but it is still apart of our present time and future. African Americans are now “free” to dine + share bathrooms + go to school with non-people of color but the way our society thinks can keep us in bondage… if we let it.
We are now in a day of age where we have to stress to our kids and family members to be more aware of others being afraid of us.
Cops are killing innocent people of color without thinking twice while white mass shooters & school shooters are being taken under custody ALIVE. How is that so?
It is evident that the U.S. government and legal system are not for minorities.
I don’t know much about my ancestors but I am grateful to God that I am free and unshackled. Whatever my ancestors went through, I know it was not easy. I couldn’t imagine living through what they did!!
I will be pondering on this day of gratitude. Praying for our country because we still have a long way to go. Especially now that Trump is in office, a lot of hatred and anguish is being thrown at minorities left and right. Because he condones it with open arms, others think it is okay to follow the lead. The progress that our country seemed to make is disintegrating.
Our government is now tearing families apart who have lived in this country longer than I have. Throwing children into cages like they are animals in maximum prison. Making them sleep on the concrete while being watched by heavily armored guards.
Furthermore, releasing these children back to the cartel which forces children + women into becoming sex slaves until their “debt” is “paid off”. Which usually never happens. If you are a male, the other forced choice is to become a mule into the drug game.
Which isn’t a game at all. It is survival of life and death.
The only good thing Trump has yet to do is put the US Embassy in Jerusalem on behalf of Israel. Other than that, his actions are completely beside me.
He may be a good business man but running a country should take more than having money and connections. But look at us now. 🤦🏾♀️
Let me say this…. if you are a 100% supporter of Trump and a child of Christ. How does your spirit feel knowing that you support one who is not a true advocate of our Lord & Savior? And who has purposely caused harm to others with no remorse? Who has ultimately reactivated a race war within our country?
Just food for thought. 🤷🏾♀️
(Side note: I was not 100% pro-Obama either. He did a lot of stuff I also disagreed with.)
All in all, we in the United States have it so much better than some around the world. There is a lot to be grateful for. It is an anniversary of my people being free from their slavemasters but now we face another challenge.
Together we can make a difference. It starts with us!!!
If you have privilege that others do not have, please use it for the common good. Fighting and taking a stand for people who can not.
God is love! ❤️❤️❤️
Enjoy your dayeveryone!!!