I read a letter today in the Huffington Post, and it is a letter I think we all needed to read. So, please take a moment, and read "Dear White Moms".
Why? Because, we need to all unite to stop this madness.
I am tired.
I am tired of hearing about how an unarmed child has been shot or beat up by those who we raise them to respect and go to for help.
I am tired of this being a race issue. It shouldn't be. It is an issue for all of us moms everywhere in this country. This effects us all.
I am tired of all our children learning to fear police instead of looking to them for comfort and protection.
I am an American. I try to raise my children as Americans. Not as "white" Americans. I want to raise them to not see others as being different, lesser, privileged or more equal,
Perhaps now we are hearing more and more about these horrific cases because of the Internet. If so, then... Good. We need to know.
We all need to know that this is happening. If we don't know, if we insulate ourselves in our "clean" suburbs, behind the doors of McMansions, and gated communities, then we we are part of the problem.
I want as much as any other mom to protect my child from the horrors of war. But, that is what we have. It is a war.
It is a war on all of our children. Our children are learning to not trust those who they should feel safe to go to for help. If our children run to a police officer, will they be shot. If their friends are in need of help, will they be afraid because of the color of their skin.
If we as moms everywhere don't unite and find a way to stop this madness, then it will continue and it will get worse. All of our children will suffer.
I implore all of you. All of you moms and dads, let's fight this. No more should die because of this war on our children.
Let us not turn a blind eye to abuses on our children. Let's speak up and insist that our children whether they be black, white, hispanic, mixed, or of any race be treated with the respect that they as human beings deserve.
An American Mom