There was a shooting and death of an innocent victim here in Chicago today (surprise surprise)
And with this whole Israel Palestine thing going on, and how we can all see so clearly the absolutely sickening acts of Israel, and its affect on a population. But what about us right here in the US? What about our marginalized groups in this country?
Southside Chicago is a straight up war zone, and if anybody don't believe me, I would invite you to see visit the area on a nice summer night. Gun violence has claimed 4 lives and injured 32 since friday night.
How has such a dangerous situation arisen right here in our own backyard? What policies are WE implementing which are completely marginalizing and disenfranchising entire communities? Just because our tactics are not as up front and radical as say Israel, are we not just as an oppressive policies targeting particular communities right here in our own country? These policies are part of a vicious cycle in which the system is designed to set up so many people for failure. Policies such as for profit prison systems. Incentive laden law enforcement systems. Broken school systems.
For some reason, I just wonder that what's happening on the other side of the world is happening right here in front of us too, but why is it so hard for us to see that?