In Memory Of …

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Clementa Pinckney, 41

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45

Tywanza Sanders, 26

Ethel Lance, 70

Susie Jackson, 87

Cynthia Hurd, 54

Myra Thompson, 59

Daniel Simmons Sr., 74

DePayne Middleton Doctor, 49

Charleston SC June 17th 2015 shooting victims

I have no words …

I don’t understand being killed just because you’re of a different race.

My skin color makes me a target

and I’m petrified.

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16 comments

  1. Much love to you my dear friend. I pray that one day we can live in a world that doesn’t see color and all just love each other, that’s how I live.

    1. I thank you so much for understanding Lauren. It’s sometimes perceived that the fear is reactionary or over the top, but the attitude that young man had is everywhere in the US. And in other parts of the world. He would not be the last to target people because of skin color (or in other cases religion) and that’s what’s so frightening. That I or anyone who looks like me could have been or could be any one of the Charleston 9. 😦

      My hope is in people like you and so many others who see me as a person and not a color. ❀

  2. We are all equal irrespective of race, culture, social status, skin color… created in the image of an Almighty God. Only an individual with tremendous self loathing can commit such a heinous, hateful crime.

    1. Amen sister amen!!! I found myself praying for him this morning. I can’t imagine what kind of upbringing he must have had to be filled with such hate and bigotry at such a young age. It hurts my heart to think or even try to imagine.

  3. My heart is broken Nicky. I knew Sen. Pinkney, he was a fine human being who was making a difference in our community and now he’s gone. I am without words. I don’t understand targeting someone because of the color of their skin! Excuse me, but aren’t we all human? My great grandmother was Native American, born and raised in this country, my great grand father immigrated here from Lebanon during a civil war in his country to have a better life yet both endured prejudice because of skin color. All I know to do is keep spreading the love.
    Take care my dear friend.

      1. Yessssssss! *fist pump* we … all of us … will not let bigotry break us!!!!! I love the people rainbow I see in those pictures. I just love it. ❀

    1. Yes indeed … spreading the love is all we can do. I cried a lot over the past few days and today I was really angry. My great grammy was a mixture of white and Asian, and my great grand-dad, black and asian Indian. I have extended family of every racial makeup and while that makes for some interesting debates, LOLOLOL … we love each other … as people. No one sees color. And if they do … they know to keep that crap to themselves.

      Added to the fact that I come from an island where most people look like me and there are no limitations on what you can or should achieve. It’s tough to live here and know that racial hate is so deep lives can still be lost for that reason — in 2015.

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