I live in Charlotte, NC

Photo from McClatchyDC article

I live in Charlotte, NC and I simply do not have the words to express how I’m feeling about the death of Keith Lamont Scott and the riots that have ensued afterward.

I’m a white woman.  I can’t know how people of color feel at this moment.  I know I’m sickened, saddened, and terrified by the travesties that have been happening.  I know that I am sick of the killings and the hate.  I know that hate breads hate and this is something that will continue until we learn to love and respect one another.  I know that the riots are not just about the death of Scott.  This has been a long time coming.

One of the best articles I’ve read about this event can be found here: Charlotte protesters say they are sick of “letting things slide”.

This article says much of what I would say if I had the words.  Please take the time to read it.

We as a nation need to embrace one another and learn from these travesties.  Please let it bring us together instead of pushing us further away.  Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening.  I see this growing bigger.  I see more hate filling the air.  I see a time when whites who love people of color have no idea what to say or do to help.  I’m one of those people.  I want to help.  All I can do is try to let it be known that I will not be silent any more.  I will not stand for these killings.  (I’m not just talking about the killing of Scott).  I will not turn a blind eye on the inequality that is being forced on people of color.  I can let people know I care.

Stop Killing

Stop Hating

Start Loving

Start standing up for what you believe.