What the flying f&%@ is going on in this crazy world of ours. Today I was brought to tears by the news and the powerful message shared by Atlanta’s mayor regarding all the horrible things happening in our country right now. I am disgusted by the orange orangutan and his deplorable behavior in the last week, not to mention the shit show level of crazy that he has put on parade for the world to see.
I learned I was a person of color in my twenties. Never really even considered it until my first diversity and inclusion class at the bank. I experienced all sorts of sexism and racism in my travels through the US and abroad, but never to a point where I feared for my life – albeit sometimes I did for my safety. As a hispanic in America, I’m used to both the white and the brown people looking at me like I’m an alien at times. It just went with the territory and I’m good at rolling with the punches.
But never have I ever experienced the level of fear and pain that I have read about and seen in the last several days. My heart is broken. I think about some of the horrors that some of my friends have likely experienced in silence. I worry about some of my son’s friends and pray for them and all the young men who are ostracized and criminalized in this “great” country of ours. More than anything, I am horrified by the level of hate and fear that our sad excuse for a president has established as acceptable. Something must change.
#prayingforkindness #stoptheextremeviolence #alllivesmatter #emarrasedbytheangrycheeto #thingsmustchange #weareallhumans