Your Voices: A Stroke

A good metaphor of our society experiencing a stroke

A stroke is damage to the brain due to lack of blood supply.

When someone who suffer a stroke, they are no longer in their original form.

When someone suffers a stroke they loose the limbs they once had in their youth.

A STROKE begin muscularity, physiologically, visually, audibly, sensory, facially, limbs, and have words attached to it like: DIFFICULTY, PARALYSIS, WEAKNESS, COORDINATED, PROBLEMS, DISORDER, FATIGUE, IMBALANCE, OVERACTIVE, BLURRED VISION, SUDDENLY, SLURRED, LOSS, PINS AND NEEDLES, REDUCED, WEAKNESS, NUMBNESS, INABILITY TO UNDERSTAND, MENTAL CONFUSION.

EACH WORD IS WHAT IT IS TO MEAN TO BE POOR, BLACK AND BROWN IN AMERICA AND CONCEIVED, NURTURED, BORN INTO, RAISED, SERVED AND PROVIDED A STROKE so journey with me…….

I needed to give you a visual of our POVERTY, EDUCATION MALPRACTICE, HUNGER, HOMELESSNESS, AND THE ILLS THAT PLAGUE US, POOR BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE.

I will begin with a poignant quote by Dr. Nelson Mandela…..

“Like slavery, like apartheid, POVERTY is not natural. It is manmade and it can be overcome by the actions of humans beings.”

A STROKE of a pen dictates education malpractice or high quality education

A STROKE of a pen dictates community beautification or zoned impoverishment

A STROKE of a pen dictates poverty or abundance

A STROKE of a pen dictates a people treated humanely or inhumanely

A STROKE of a pen dictates equality or inequality

A STROKE of a pen dictates equitably or inequitably

A STROKE of a pen dictates crime ridden or safe communities

A STROKE of a pen dictates inclusion or exclusion in the guise of JUST laws and policies

A SINGLE STROKE……

HOW WILL WE AS A COUNTRY SEE ITS POOR, BLACK AND BROWN CITIZENS SUFFER LEGISLATED STROKES AT THE HAND OF PEN WIELDERS FOR ILL AND NOT GOOD?

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