A week ago, something happened that triggered the world; the Police named Derek Chauvin, who killed a black man named Mr. Floyd intentionally by kneeling on his neck, leaving him unable to breathe, which led to his death as confirmed by the autopsy results. America was seen with the protesters, rioters, and looters raging in anger. Politicians, Musicians, Comedians, and most importantly, the Police joined the struggle as a way of saying, "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH."
The news and all social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were bombarded with the issues of White and Black, and the pandemic seems to be forgotten as no one practiced 6 feet social distancing anymore; some didn't even wear masks as seen in several trending videos. There was a story of history how black slaves were mistreated and how black advocates fought for the black community for freedom.
I came across a surprising article regarding Martin Luther King (MLK). It was all about MLK, who was stabbed with a knife in his chest by Izola Curry in 1958, he was rushed to the hospital. He received several letters from the loved ones, but he received a letter from a small girl. She wrote precisely like this:
“Dear Dr. King: I am a ninth-grade student at the White Plains High School,” King recalled. “While it should not matter, I would like to mention that I’m a white girl. I read in the paper of your misfortune and of your suffering. And I read that if you had sneezed, you would have died. And I’m simply writing you to say that I’m so happy that you didn’t sneeze.”
I am sure, at that time, the letter must be a touching heart letter to him as a white girl showed her love to him. He was seen saying, at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ on April 3, 1968, “I’m so happy that I didn’t sneeze,”. I still want to believe that White and Black persons can still be one if we all come together as one. It is high time we should say all humans of kind are one and same.
I'm a 73 year old white guy... but I was deeply moved when I recently read Martin Luther King Jr's "I have Been to the Mountaintop" speech. The letter MLK mentioned, that written by that loving ninth-grade girl-student from White Plains High School was truly amazing!ReplyDelete
Yes, its really amazing.Delete