Usually I don’t get political on the blog and I don’t urge people to donate, because we, as a family, prefer to keep our charity work private, but after some discussion with my husband, he and I decided to make a brief post.
We are facing a crossroads as a country.
We have a chance here and now to reject the notion that we have a lower class of citizens based on the color of their skin. Our constitution gives all of the citizens equal rights. We are presumed innocent until proven guilty. We are all equally protected by law. That’s how it should be and we should make it so. It’s time to take a stand. Nobody should die slowly and tortuously, gasping for breath, while another human being kneels on their neck. Nobody. That’s not what this country is about.
In light of the current events, Gordon and I made extra donations to ACLU on top of our annual donation. I urge you to donate, and if you can’t donate, speak up in support of African Americans. Speak up in your own support, because as a citizen, you do not wish to see the rights of any citizen being trampled on.
If ACLU is not your charity of choice, there are many local charities that need help right now. There are organizations who help people in need of legal aid, who assist people in need of medical care, who aid business owners whose businesses suffered due to protests, and so on. They are easy to find. Here is a list of such charities local to us.
I am locking the comments on this, because to me this is not up to the debate. Either we believe that we are the country where police can murder citizens or we don’t. I don’t want the message to be diluted. This is where Gordon and I stand.