Our Response to the Buffalo, N.Y. Tragedy
Updated: Sep 21, 2022
INACTION AND SILENCE ARE UNACCEPTABLE
The latest tragedy, the targeted, racist slaying of African Americans in Buffalo, New York has deeply wounded a close-knit community and –once again-- ripped open the wounds of the greater community of Black/African Americans. It’s not as if we had healed from the executions of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, even though their killers met with justice. It is not as if the killing of unarmed Black/African American such as Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, or Michael Brown, the killing of the nine at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., among too many others to enumerate here, were not still weighing on our souls. No. But as we’ve endeavored to live peacefully with all men, as much as the ability to do so lay within us, there comes --yet another-- assault on us as a people.