A few days ago an 88 year old WWII veteran was sitting outside an Eagles lodge in Spokane, Washington waiting on a friend to give him a ride. Two youths approached the gentleman, robbed him, and beat him to death. They were the same age and color as Trayvon Martin. Two black and one white youth murdered a stranger in Oklahoma. My question is why do we not experience the same sense of outrage when these black on white or black on black murders occur? There is no clarion call heard from the black community to stop these senseless deaths. It's only the sensationalism of a white man attacking a black youth that seems to stir any inspiration to speak out. Why so?
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march to our nation's capitol we should remember that all atrocities committed against innocents of any color are deserving of our nation's attention. To remain silent when the WWII vet, Mr. Belton, was savagely attacked and left for dead is equally disturbing.
This sense of silence on the part of our black community to look past certain incidents is akin to the silence we hear from the American Muslim community when Islamic jihadists commit senseless acts of terrorism.
Right is right, and wrong is wrong. We all should be concerned about the welfare and treatment of everyone irregardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.
hmmmmm.... did I state the obvious and nothing more need be said?