What Happens When The Marching Stops For Trayvon?
I support every march and every marcher standing up for the Justice Of Trayvon Martin but what is next what can be done to ensure that we influence change on a larger scale. An economic strike is the only true way to reach the city of Sanford, political leaders and its police force. We have to send a message that the African American Dollar is paying the bills for the police department the same as other members of the community. As African Americans we must understand that the power to influence change does not just come from how loud we are but how smart we move. We have two things, our money and our vote. When excerised hand in hand, we can move mountains. We can influence laws, have more fair access to financial services, medical care, education for our kids and we would have had Zimmerman arrested by now. Disparities in our community run deep they do not start and stop with racial profiling. Our disparities are also economic yet we spend billions of dollars outside of our communities each year. If that money was spent with black businesses, we would raise our communities up. We deposit billions in banks that will not assist us when we want to grow our business when we can invest local community banks. If we continue being shackled by economic inequality we will always be focused on surviving without thought of moving forward so we can truly achieve Civil Rights.
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