I was just doing my early morning round-up of blogs in my reader and read this one https://dearlilyjune.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/unraveling-part-ii-on-the-occasion-of-being-a-failure-as-a-teacher/ Me? I looked at the picture and I really find it very hard to comprehend how one human can and does and Did.. do that to another…. It was over 50 years ago….It made ME think…really think…..I don’t see how colour makes such a difference to how people perceive you…… I struggle to find words when I read and see racism as we see it now and realise how little if at all anything has changed over the years….
Does it come from us as parents ? Are we doing or not doing something which causes our children to perpetrate such heinous acts. Because the men who did that to Emmett Till were someones child….they had a parent..if they had no parent but another RESPONSIBLE adult bringing them up.. what happened? What went wrong……My point is shouldn’t we all take some responsibility?
We argue that it should come from up on high…but isn’t that desolving OUR responsibility?
Should it not start from the bottom up?
Some may say I am very naive….maybe I am……I just do not understand such hatred and violence….I know the world will never be perfect….Utophia doesn’t exist…
But we should see some change….Do we? ….NO!…WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT? Is it mine? Is it yours?, Is it God’s?, Is it the man around the corner who lives in the second house on the right with the blue door?
That face from over 50 years ago..that smiling boy….will now haunt me….