Rekia Boyd was a 22-year-old unarmed woman who was shot by a police officer for no reason. The police say they are looking into it and the officer that shot her has not been arrested or suspended. With all the killing of people of color and the twist the media tries to play when it comes to painting the victims as the aggressors I wonder one thing: Can a person of color ever be a victim?
- Sadly the answer seems to be no. The painting of people of color as walking trouble magnets has been going on since before slavery. When the Europeans first invaded the African continent they did it because Africans were savages and could not govern themselves, The White Man’s Burden, so they were asking for the colonialization and raping of their history, culture, warriors, writings, faith, family structure, kingdoms and more.
- During slavery black men were painted as over-sexed non-humans that secretly lusted after white women, so they had to be lynched in order to protect the purity of the white woman.
- When Black women were raped, Recy Taylor, no sympathy was given to them, why would it? They are jezebels who asked to be raped, asked to be violated, and asked to have their womanhood trampled over.
The list goes on and on and unfortunately this mindset continues when it comes to people of color, they ask for any wrong doing that happens to them. Wearing that hoodie Trayvon Martin asked to be shot, by running in his house after the police chased him for no reason, Ramarly Graham asked to be shot, Rekia Boyd just by minding her business asked to be killed.
Is every situation surrounding white cops and black citizen’s racism? No, but white cops are not known for their equal treatment of white people and people of color and it’s a fact. I always find it funny how in a white neighborhood the cops are white always and in a Black and Hispanic neighborhood the officers are always white. Suspicious, why wouldn’t they have a whole bunch of black and Hispanic cops in white neighborhoods? Oh right the white residents wouldn’t trust them, so what make them think the same is not true in the reverse?
I don’t trust white cops in certain areas, why? Because they are some of the most confrontational idiots known to man, they see a group of kids of color and immediately are on guard, their fingers are on their gun, they are already calling for backup, and itching to pull the trigger. They don’t see kids, they don’t human beings, and they see gun targets.
If a person grows up in a society that promotes their individuality and superiority, yet create an image of others as inferior and troublemakers, why would that person when surrounded by these “inferiors” treat them like human? Police officers, many not all, are racist in their own homes and mindset and I don’t care how much they hide behind the blue badge and the blue wall, they are humans beings that are not above the law or racism.
Karma is real it’s very real and make no mistake what a person sows they will reap. My grandma would always talk about the importance of doing well to people not so that you will benefit, but so that your children and your children’s children will benefit. All these trigger happy cops that kill innocents and use the excuse of “I feared for my life or safety” need to understand sooner or later someone will be fearing for “their safety and life” from their kids or their kids, kids and bang.
Just food for thought.
May the soul of Rekia Boyd and the many others like her rest in peace and may God watch over their families.