The older I get the fewer words I have. I find myself asking, “what hasn’t already been said?” when it comes to the discussion of American racism, bias, oppression and historical injustice. I find myself believing less in mans ability to evolve from his transgressions. I find my anger rising while my faith and hope diminishes.
I understand better human acts I never expected to understand. I seek solace only the Divine can give. I miss more and more the aged wisdom of an Elder’s presence in my life.
Yesterday I sought and found comfort in the words of Rev. Albert CLEAGE, father of fellow genealogy blogger Kristin CLEAGE (Finding Eliza). Words spoken when I had just turned 1 year’s old that unbelievably ring true today as I approach 49 years this July 7.
I shared these thoughts on my Facebook page last night:
TV off. Thankful to have the consciousness of Rev. Albert CLEAGE streaming into the soul of my 15 yr old Justis tonight. You have to REALLY listen to peep this sermon was delivered in 1967 not 2015. Time hasn’t stood still but the struggle for EQUALITY has. Understanding the nature of RIOTS is not the issue. Work to understand the criminal nature & legacy of oppression. Across decades. Fighting, standing, working, protesting, praying & advocating for change that never comes. Watching life after life loss without just cause & sans protection by law. When you can understand the HIGH toll of living with oppression… you can see how hope gets lost… how anger […]