“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
When was the last time you were confused?
How are you making chaos your life companion?
Are you having meaningful conversations?
I still remember his death. I see him die a thousand times each time I close my eyes. I can see the light switching off slowly and surely as I sit still on the sidelines behind the wall.
I want to be able to act and come to his rescue. I am clueless. I don’t know where to start.
His face will haunt my mind for the rest of my life. As I see the knee of the police officer bending his life into oblivion, I cannot fathom how a human being can do that to another living soul.
The fact is that his death was captured on a smartphone.
I needed to strike up a conversation about it right away. I was looking for words to express how I was feeling. Unfortunately, I am not living in the US. Therefore, I cannot pretend to have the same life experience as the Afro-Americans.
I still asked myself what I could do to put the conversation on the table, at home, at work. I ended up creating a video to start that conversation.
I did share it at work, and we had many discussions. Yet I don’t feel anything has changed for the Black experience in the US or even less in France or the rest of Europe.
CONVERSATION: The last step!
We are quick to go into conversation mode when something shatters our worldview. We feel the need to make our voice when the issue touches the heart of our being as a human.
We rush to one conversation before another conversation shadows it. We live in a constant stream of…