We Stand Against Injustice
June 3, 2020 66 Comments
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I thought long and hard about what I might say or if any of you would want to hear from me on the human rights issue that continues to cause so much trauma in the USA.
I saw that WW posted a statement on their Instagram and if they can do it - so can I. I feel as if I can't continue to write Snack Girl without speaking up.
My plan for today was strawberry oatmeal muffins and I am going to share them on Sunday instead.
I am a food blogger with a platform - and I am a human with a voice. My blog is essentially about how to become and stay healthy. Racism is a health issue. The experiences of racism raise the risk of emotional and physical health problems, including depression, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.
There are moments in your life when you feel as everything comes into clear focus. That moment for me was when I became a mother. My daughter and son gave me a deep sense of purpose. My purpose was to keep them safe - and that goal became my one of my most important reasons for living.
If I think just for a moment about my neighbor - a mother of a black son - and her fear that she cannot keep him safe because of the systematic brutal behavior of some of our police - I lose my breath.
George Floyd was somebody’s baby and in his last moments he called for his mother. If he had been my baby, I would do everything in my power to ensure his death was not for nothing.
My tax dollars fund the police, the DA, the court system - and this injustice must stop. Racist cops need to be treated like the cancer that they are and be removed from duty. When they do something as grotesque as execute a black man in broad daylight - they should get prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
I will continue to protest, vote, and give money to the people and organizations that can bring about real change until my neighbor does not live in fear of her baby dying at the hand of a police officer. I don’t know when that is going to be. Honestly, it feels like this will never end because it has been going on for so long.
I wish that the love for each other - our humanity - could heal this awful trauma that we continue to perpetuate as a nation.
This is all I wanted to say. Thank you for reading Snack Girl (as always). If you choose to comment, please be respectful of others.
I am in business with Mediavine (my advertising partner) and we stand against injustice.
Sunday, I promise I will be back to muffins.
Lisa AKA Snack Girl
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