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irst of all, I’m not African American. Born and raised in Southeast D.C., I’m just American, plain and simple. Just to give a little of my family tree, my great grandfather was Irish American and my great grandmother was of color.

George Floyd’s murder was tragic, and it took me back to Dr. King’s assassination in ’68. I thought this country had come a long way. But this killing showed everyone that the American justice system is a joke. From Trump to police brutality, we are the laughing stock of the world. 

Hate is a taught behavior, but so is love. What we need is more love. Being nice costs nothing. And once you plant that seed in others, it can grow.

My prayer is that everybody out there can be safe and get home to their loved ones each day. God Bless.