November 15, 2015
I saw this meme today and it is perfect following the support shown Parisians after the terrorist attacks. Turns out there was another terrorist attack in Beirut two days before Paris and while I didn't see anything about it I resent people posting that BlackFolks* who support Paris are somehow betraying themselves, their history, their people and THE struggle.
I did not see any coverage on the Beirut terrorist attack and that is saying something because I am a news junkie. An undeniable truth: People, countries, governments and news organizations do prioritize the value of lives. A fact. But that will not dictate how I express myself.
It is cowardice and bullying for anyone to imply that compassion is limited to only people who look like you, talk like you, believe like you and agree with you. Compassion is sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Look it up.
Let's all do as our heart tells us and leave others to do as their heart tells them.
Meme: What if I told you BlackPeople can care about Paris, the University of Missouri, HBCUs, Syria, Racial Equality, Nigeria, Police Brutality, Education, the 2016 Election all at the same time, without losing our 'Black Card.' It's not a damn contest. --Unknown