I have heard of a lot of injustice. It is sickening to believe I live in a country where we are divided by our skin complexion. It bothers me that America is the most racial country in all of the free world. I cannot phantom the thought as to why others want to come to this country. Of course, if you are lighter skinned, you have a better chance than those who are darker. America only sees black and white, not shades of grey. In other words, a person can be a dark-skinned Puerto Rican and be called black instead of being called Latin. What is my point or purpose of this writing? Boycott.
I believe we should boycott businesses that contribute to the injustice of others. I remember reading where two black guys were arrested in Pennsylvania because they were waiting for a friend inside Starbucks. One of the employees called the police. When the police came, they “claimed” to tell the two guys to move along. Witnesses at this establishment did say to the police that they were not doing anything wrong. Refusing to believe the public, they arrested the two men. The police commissioner, who is black, stands by his police officers and said the officers, told the black men to move along. I have two issues with that statement.
- The police are to wear lapel cams or body cams. Did the cams pick up with the police officers said?
- If the two men did leave the establishment, would they have been fired upon, stating they stole something or resisted arrest?
If we boycott such places, as they did in Selma and the bus boycott, then maybe the businesses would get tired of losing money. Right now, the businesses don’t care. They get their money from an array of customers, black people included. The more people that boycott in favor of justice, the more money these places would lose. I know I am going to stop going to Starbucks. Even though I am not in that city, they are all connected as “Starbucks.”