Joined: 31 Aug 2011
Location: Erie, PA
|Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:29 am Post subject: We might not make post cards of this anymore...
|To begin I was directed to this site as part of my Contemporary Social Problems class. What I saw, heard, and read s worse than any horro movie could conjure, because it is real. It is a good thing that I am sick enough to be prescribed two heavy duty nausea meds because before it was done I needed them. But I digress...
We might not take post cards of these occurences anymore, but these incidences still occur.
From personal experience, about 15 years ago in New castle PA, I witnessed a young African American, in his mid twenties I would say, beat to death in the street. I have no idea why.
Being interestd in Social work, and psychology I watched the 'Laramie Project', a story about a young gay male who was beat nearly to death and left tied to a fence where he died.
All the time we watch the news and witness hate crimes, or crimes of simple violence.
The way that I see it is that we are all too blame. We raise our children to hate, and make up excuses as to why it is okay. We allow these crimes to occur and impose the weakest of punishments, further saying, it's okay.
It won't stop until we are able to teach understanding, love, acceptance, and provide genuine equality for all.
Light and Love,
Rev. Zachariah Feely