Sandra Parks

Dear Sandra Parks, We’re So Sorry America Failed You

I hear and see examples of chaos almost everyday. Little children are victims of senseless gun violence. There’s too much black on black crime. As an African-American, that makes me depressed. Many people have Lost faith in America and it’s ability to be a living example of Dr. King’s dream!

“We shall overcome when we begin to understand and accept others.” “We shall overcome when we eliminate the negative and nasty comments people make about each other. We shall overcome when we love each other and people around us.”

“Momma, I’m shot. Call the police.”

“I looked at her. She didn’t cry. She wasn’t hollering. She was just so peaceful… She didn’t deserve to leave this world like that.”

Dear Sandra Parks, we’re so sorry America failed you!

We must not allow the lies of violence, racism, and prejudice to be our truth. The truth begins with us. Instead of passing each other like ships in the night, we must fight until our truths stretch to the ends of the world.

We hear you Sandra!

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