"I Can't Breathe!" 400 Years of Black Holocaust! Time to Go Home to Africa?
"I can't breathe! Please! .. my neck hurts, everything hurts. Please .. (groans) I can't breathe officer.", says George Floyd the latest African American who was killed by white police officers.
George Floyd was arrested on Monday the 25th of May for allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill. The white Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for a total of eight minutes during the arrest. George was heard repeatedly telling officers that he cannot breathe before eventually passing out. On the 26th of May, George Floyd died in Minneapolis hospital.
Well, for more than 400 years Black Americans have been enduring struggles of discrimination, lynchings, indentured servitude, police killings, and high imprisonment rates from disproportionate bias sentencing.
And for so many years Black Americans have been fighting for freedom, liberation, and equal justice but contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create show that African Americans cannot win this fight. The system is designed against African Americans simply because they were taken there as slaves. The US white supremacy system can never treat slave descendants as equals and it is very strong, too sophisticated to fight against and win.
"The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny, and it is useless for the innocent to try by reasoning to get justice, when the oppressor intends to be unjust." – Aesop’s Fables
African Americans should start to plan for the long term, trace their roots, have dual citizenship, invest in Africa so tomorrow they may have a place to fall back to. Let us unite and build the Motherland for ourselves and the future of our offspring.