I wanted to highlight black men during this time, obviously cause of Covid but more specifically due to the protests of June.Due to the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there was sort of reckoning of racism as if it has been embedded in. this country for the past four hundred years.
Systemic racism is something that runs deep into our country’s history. It is discrimination that is promoted through the policies in our government and create societal disadvantages to a group or minority.
Police brutality is a deadly use of force that corrupt police use to target minorities for the sake of what they call “justice”. Police brutality has been a problem in America since the 1960s. This form of oppression is nothing but saddening for the families of the victims of this kind of assault.
Police are firing off flash-bang grenades and spraying protesters with tear gas and pepper spray. Innocent lives are being taken by those who are supposed to protect and serve. New cases are being reported everyday. Sounds familiar right?
This new born anxiety in our youth, from school shootings to mass shootings, how is this gun violence-related trauma affecting our youth?