ENOUGH is ENOUGH
The America we live in versus the America you live in is VERY different! Let’s fix this together.
Black people & many minorities have been controlled, oppressed, enslaved, dehumanized, degraded, beaten, raped & killed for hundreds of years in our country simply because of the color of our skin and we’re all here to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!
This is not an intent to blame ALL white people or to blame ALL cops instead this is a CRY for help to stop those few from continuing to express hate, violence and murder with little or no consequence.
In 1619 the first 19 or so Africans reached the British colonies and they were brought by British privateers who had seized them from a captured Portuguese slave ship. Not only were they stripped from their families and communities but they were stripped from their religio. Culture and their future.
This didn’t just start in 1619….Between 1502 and 1866, 11.2 million Africans were taken from Africa, only 388,000 arrived in North America(US). While the rest went to Brazil, the British and French Caribbean and Spanish territories, in that order. Read History of United State
The transatlantic slave trade resulted in a vast loss of life for African captives both in and outside the Americas. Approximately 1.2–2.4 million Africans died during their transport to the New World. More died soon after their arrival.
African Americans have been fighting for their rights for hundreds of years and many still see them as less than human…
ENOUGH is ENOUGH
During that time they wanted more land and more slaves so they STOLE part of Mexico! This treaty, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the war between the United States and Mexico where 25,000. Mexicans were killed. By its forced terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, to the United States.
Finally hundreds of slavery years later in 1865 the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provided that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”
Once African Americans were freed it took 99 years for The Civil Rights Act of 1964 to stop segregation because of the brave doctor Martin Luther King jr. & Malcolm X. However, compliance with the new law took years with many cases in lower courts to enforce it.
41 people were killed in the civil rights movement in the struggle for the equal and integrated treatment of all people, regardless of race, during the 1954-1968 civil rights movement in the United States.
Have they stopped controlling, dehumanizing or killing us today? NO! Updated estimates from the Bureau of Justice Statistics released estimate that police kill around 1,000 people each year.
Black Lives Matter
Another form of slavery where others make money on innocent people is the jail system and right now nearly half a million Black men sit in prison while the government gets paid for each day they are in there.
The racial and ethnic makeup of U.S. prisons continues to look substantially different from the demographics of the country as a whole. In 2017, African Americans represented 12% of the U.S. adult population but 33% of the sentenced prison population and Latinos represented 16% of the adult population, they accounted for 23% of inmates. This is wrong!
How many lives is it going to take, how many systems are going to be created to oppress minorities?!? Read History of Canada
ENOUGH is ENOUGH
To EVERYONE who has ever been done wrong by the police or governor like I have or you know someone who has please say ENOUGH is ENOUGH today and do what you can!!!
Change laws by voting, protest, post online, film injustices, standup for others, contact your government officials, support Black owned businesses & say hi to others who don’t look like you & be kind to EVERYONE!
The time is NOW!
We need JUSTICE NOW 🙏🏽
We need EQUALITY NOW ♥️
We need PEACE NOW 🙏🏽“
Elvira Guzman (June 2, 2020)
Greater Los Angeles Area
United State of America