more than a Band aid

as the weather gets warmer and violence is on the rise in
marginalized,
poor,
under educated and
underemployed communities…
I am asking you, gentle reader,
to consider that WE have to stop putting a band-aid on a broken leg. slogans aren’t going to fix a problem that was created by forces of white supremacy nearly 10 generations ago, if not before.

there are basic human needs that people in some communities are denied.

consider the things that make your life worth living and consider how you would feel and act if you didnt have them… through no fault of your own.

using myself as an example…
i was born into an educated family and raised by loving parents –
education and connections afforded me job opportunities
salaries from these jobs allowed cultural and other experiences which enriched my quality of live

these are things upon which i lucked up on…

now dont count me out – i worked these opportunities like I was a pimp.

‘Bitch better have my money” but what if…

violence seems to be more prevalent in communities without

quality education
jobs – real jobs and economic opportunity
quality nutrition and access to nature and its products
quality medical care
opportunity for cultural and other creative expression
so in addition to saying

stop the violence…

we need to march,

uprise,

tweet

and demand
quality education
jobs – real jobs and economic opportunity
quality nutrition and access to nature and its products
quality medical care
opportunity for cultural and other creative expression

for the entire city

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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