So I’m sitting here watching the chaos in Charlotte, North Carolina and I think I have it figured out. Don’t judge the many by the actions of a few. I understand the frustration that people have regarding excessive force but black cop shooting black guy doesn’t equate to “beat the shit out of white people.”
Did the cop use excessive force? I don’t know I wasn’t there. Will an investigation determine who was at fault? I don’t know as I don’t fully trust “investigations.” What I do know is this: there are two kinds of people in this world, good and bad. The conversation should start and end there. Apply that belief to any situation and it takes race and ethnicity out of the conversation. Is there racism in our society? Yes. It’s permeated by those that are bad. Is there corruption in law enforcement in this country? Yes. Again these would be the bad people. See how easy this is? Let’s continue. Is there corruption in any business in this country? Yes. Once again my theory applies.
This should not be about race this should be about stopping the bad and promoting the good. If something bad happens and you react in a bad way then you become part of the problem and not the solution. We all have experienced frustration. When we let frustration turn into anger we usually make bad decisions and we then become part of the bad. Bad also affects the credibility of your cause. If you want to fight the bad then you need to be part of the good otherwise your desired solution is clouded by your bad reaction.
The sun will go down tonight in Charlotte and people will have the chance to make a decision. Will it be bad or good? Only time will tell but at this point I think we are moving backward instead of forward; and that’s very bad.