What you need to know about the lynn school shooting
It’s a sad fact of American life that a tragedy like this is never, ever, going to happen again, even in places like Illinois, where a white school shooter murdered nine black students in September 2015.
The fact that we never have to go back to this is because of the collective consciousness that is embedded in our culture and our communities.
This is a country built on ideas that are inherently based on race and that have been used to justify the killing of people of colour, especially black people.
There are some, of course, who have said that this kind of thing is inevitable, and that if we can’t do something about it, then we can just put it out of our minds.
I think that’s wrong.
We have a chance to stop the carnage that has been unleashed on our communities by people like this, and we have a right to do that.
The best way to stop it is to do something.
So here are some of the things that we can do right now.
We need to stop thinking about the white privilege in the US that has given us the opportunity to allow people like these to take control of our education system.
We must stop talking about the “problem” with white supremacy in America.
This problem is that our institutions of higher education are failing students of colour.
We can stop blaming the victim when this happens.
The shooter was a white man who committed the crimes because he had a history of domestic violence and mental health issues.
This was not the fault of all students at his school, nor was it a unique event.
It is the fault, of all Americans who live in a racist society.
We are not living in a “colorblind society.”
In fact, we live in an age where people of color, in general, are underrepresented in high-profile positions.
These are the kinds of conversations that we need to be having.
We cannot let this kind or this kind occur again.
As long as we keep focusing on “white privilege” and “white supremacy,” we will continue to be unable to change this reality.
We should not focus on “victims” when we talk about racial injustice.
Racism and discrimination are the direct result of racism and discrimination in America, and are a part of who we are.
We all have the right to feel safe in our own communities.
But we also all have a responsibility to stand up for those who have been unfairly marginalized, to fight against racism and to speak up when other people are being abused.
We owe it to ourselves and to our communities to be aware of what is going on in our schools.
Our schools are a key part of our communities and our nation.
We don’t have to sit around and wait for white students to kill people of all colours to be stopped.
We do not have to be silent.
We only have to speak out when we see systemic racism, and when other students are being unfairly discriminated against.
We also have a duty to fight for the inclusion of people like me who do not fit in with the whiteness that is being projected onto our schools and our society.
We know how to change things.
I know I do.
The people who are saying that we have no option but to sit here and pretend that this doesn’t happen because it’s happening to people of other races are lying.
They’re lying because they’re afraid to be seen to be wrong.
It’s our responsibility to speak the truth and speak out against this kind and this kind.
We already have a plan.
We’ve already made it clear to our leaders that we’re not going to be afraid to stand with our students.
We’ll be ready.
We will fight until every student is safe, and until every black and brown student is able to live their lives as they choose.
We won’t rest until every person is treated with respect and every student gets the support they deserve.
This won’t happen again.
If we don’t act now, we will never be able to stop this.
It doesn’t matter what the cost is.
I can guarantee that no child in America will ever have to experience this kind a tragedy again.
I’ll be one of the many who is standing up and saying this.
I promise you, this will not be the last time.
Let’s do something right now, and let’s stop the senseless violence that has taken place in our country.