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    I couldn't write about his brutal and senseless murder when it first happened. His final words broke my heart, shocked me and tore me up. Racism, in any way that it is expressed, is so ugly, nasty and unclean. Hate is so brutally harmful in thought, word and deed. If anybody doesn't think that this is so, then watch the video and hear his final pleas. Try to imagine that George was your son. That was a physical manifestation. What about the "invisible scaring?" What about the daily mental, emotional and spiritual scars it leaves on black children and their families. On their hopes and dreams? A life long force in the American society beating you down....every day. How do you change the consciousness of a nation and raise it up? Hundreds of years of racism in the USA and thousands of years on this whole planet. Since man began recording history. I've lived through a part of this history having grown up in the 60's. Some hope and light began to shine and yet here we are...2020....and it feels like little change has been made. That doesn't mean to quit or give up. It took me a long time to see that "What I do to you, I do to me." In general, as a people, or "We the People," can't see that we are all connected.....that we are one and the same...that all life is sacred. I believe that many people do see, think and believe this. Nevertheless, racism, a powerful, negative force of evil, continues to thrive. It is necessary to have discussions on this and to raise our awareness. It is necessary to create constructive, loving solutions. Racism is rooted so deep. Awareness can lead to change, one person at a time, if the change happens in your innermost self. Than it will be expressed in your actions...in thought, word and deed. The solution is spiritual in nature. It's an"inside job" for all of us. This has been hard for me to write because I am far from perfect. I look at myself and feel, for my part, that I can and must do better. Like all of you, I am trying to grow and evolve into a better person. A brighter light. Here we are in this thing called life, which is difficult enough as it is. Why make it harder? Why not live it together? Take it on together. For George and his family I have no words. Only the feeling of love and empathy in your grief.
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