• Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

When the Real and the Magic Start to Fight Back

Today is a great day for taking back control when it comes to your life and your power to not just to survive, but to thrive. The world buzzing with talk of xenophobia, racism and sending people home. Take action now to stand up for what is right.

#Brexit and the 2016 BET Awards have a great deal in common.

Just last week, Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. In the days that followed, the nation has experienced an extreme uprise is racist incidents and hate crimes. Racism and xenophobia are not new in Great Britain. They have existed for as long as the country itself. What is scary and new is that before the #Brexit vote, those who were racist and xenophobic often did not feel free to spew their hatred out in public spaces. However, in just the few days since the vote was taken, the country has experienced an extreme rise in hate crimes. Muslims, Polish and Chinese citizens are being surrounded by people telling them that the nation has voted and they must leave. Reports of violence, threats and hate speech are on the rise. It is incredible to read how quickly what we in the U.S. thought of as stiff and proper British people have become hate filled and openly xenophobic.

I saw a Facebook status update describing the situation:

taking control back

Twitter also had numerous Tweets full of venom and hate. Here is a sample:

taking control back

taking control back

At the same time, some in the United States continue to complain that Donald Trump rose to prominence in the Republican party on the back of racism and xenophobia. There is some hope in the United States because many people are determined and are taking back control of what is right in America and are fighting back. Once upon a time, racist attacks, protests and activities would happen without blacks being able to fight and stand up for themselves. those days are gone. Blacks in America are determined in the efforts at taking back control of their lives and the great American dream. They want to see the dream of the late Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King about equality and equity become a reality in the United States.

[Tweet “A system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.”]

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9 thoughts on “When the Real and the Magic Start to Fight Back”
  1. So many terrible events have occurred these days, that honestly I’ve been trying to stay away from the news. I’ve read bits and pieces on Facebook, but i need to educate myself more on this topic.

  2. I hadn’t heard about the rise in hate crimes since the decision. That’s horrible 🙁 Thank you for sharing and informing everyone about it.

  3. It’s not fun when you see things like these online. I really hope things get worked out to at least an okay solution.

  4. I love everything you have to say about this issue. I feel like a made small feat 8 years ago when I made the decision to date a black guy, even after being “warned” by my parents to never bring a black person (or any other race than mine) home. Well, that was 8 years ago and today my parents absolutely love my boyfriend, and the two children we have together. If I can change just their minds, I know they will pass it on when they see any type of injustice or racism. It takes changing one mind at a time, but I have hope that those of us who stand up can and will make a difference. We just can’t sit back and be afraid to speak up.

  5. Wow, I really keep the news off these days because of all the hate. I got to the point where I was burnt out from all the evil.

  6. It was an extremely controversial decision, and the unrest is a bit scary. I hope things work themselves out ok.

  7. Wow- what a unique perspective on this situation with so many layers. I need to read more and really educate myself on these important issues.

  8. That’s awful! I know it is a time full of uncertainty and tension, but that means it’s an opportunity also. I hope that Britain uses this time to focus on the future.

  9. I can’t say I know a lot about this. I need to learn more, but if what you say is true about racism then they need to rethink what they have done and really make sure that it is the right thing for the UK to do!

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