Racism still exists and that is something that cannot be denied. The only way you believe that it no longer exists today is because you have never experienced it nor know of a person that has felt that form of oppression. In today’s society it is a lot more subtle than it was 50+ years ago. With “45” in office, those that were once silent in their racist thoughts are now more vocal and physical. If you are not watching the news, reading newspapers, or looking at social media, then you are intentionally keeping yourself “ignorant” to the issues that plague fellow Americans. Yes – FELLOW AMERICANS! The racism isn’t just in America, but in Africa, where it all began.
Libya is dealing with a slave trade. Yes – a SLAVE TRADE! Many men are being shuffled like cattle and sold at a whopping $400. Those migrants and/or refugees that are trying to find a better way of life flee to Libya in order to find a safe passage to Europe. Europe was their best option at finding a better life. Unfortunately, along with the trade, there is pillage. This occurs while being detained for expulsion back to their native countries. So, you never make it to that better life and either end up back to your native country, robbed, raped, and/or murdered. You can’t win.
I implore everyone to PLEASE share this information because racism/slavery and the blatant disrespect for a life have to end. You do not have to be black to have a heart and empathize for those that are being abused. If you need something that hits closer to home, then think of a woman being sold in sex trafficking or a child being stolen and sold to someone overseas. It is ALL a blatant disrespect for another and if we continue to keep our mouths closed then we are accountable as well. The day I meet the Lord Almighty, I want to make sure that I step up to him knowing I did my best. Allowing such injustices or not voicing your distaste is like acknowledging you are OK with it.
Please speak out! I Am!
Below is a video from CNN on the crisis.