Ok. So. All kinds of feels here. And three critical thoughts. 1/ #BothamShemJean #Forgiveness #JusticeForBotham #grief
First, #Feels:
Not again!!! Not again, Lord!!! Not again does the system get to minimize Black life by giving a white murderer such s light sentence!!! Not again do we have to endure tragedy of Black forgiveness!!!!! I can barely take it anymore, Lord! #JusticeForBothamJean 2/
Thought 1: If you were silent when #BothamShemJean was shot dead while eating ice cream on his couch then YOU DONT GET TO SPEAK NOW. #Shutupaboutforgiveness Your voice is a #clangingsymbol #standdown. You forfeited the right to speak now when you chose silence then. 3/
Thought 2: If you spoke and said: “We can’t make a judgement till we have all the facts.” Or you helped spread the police department’s whisper campaign disparaging #BothamShemJean’ character then #ShutUp. #verdictisin 4/
Thought 3: Forgiveness is NOT for sake of oppressor! It is for the sake of the oppressed. Forgiveness is only way for soul to find any measure peace and agency when systems of justice fail. Requires deepest level of spirituality—a level only found in suffering. #BothamShemJean 5/
Forgiveness cuts the spiritual tie with the oppressor. They can’t fill the hole they dug in our souls and lives. So, we release them. Because to demand payment would damn us to live the rest of our lives empty and angry. #recipeforsuicide 6/
God bring #JusticeForBothamJean! 7/7
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