As we become numb to the gun violence around us each day, our country is suffering from a “new” public health crisis.
While this crisis is somewhat new to the majority, this has been an ongoing crisis within the black community.
While our country’s leadership suffers from the outcomes of groupthink, our kids are gaining the responsibility of self-defense, minorities are refraining from everyday activities, and mental health issues are on the rise.
You would think that lives lost would be enough to drive action. But we’ve become accustomed to “change” occurring at such a slow pace. Coincidentally, just slow enough for society’s media to grab on to another issue and the initial need for change fades into the background.
In a country as such, regardless of skin tone, you are far more likely to lose your life to a bullet than in any other comparable country. Just imagine that same statistic for a person of color in this country.