DEFENDER OR ENEMY
Years ago many of my enemies, wore sheets, hoods and burned crosses on lawns. Many were
law enforcement officers and church going people too. Today many wear suits and dresses, with their emblems of justice.
These sharks lurk in the dark. They include law enforcement officers that wear emblems of justice and peace but are
closet racist and murderers. This gives me cause to question, if you are my defender or my enemy.
Who do I run to when I'm being threatened and who can
my children count on to protect them instead of doing them harm? Are you my defender or my enemy?
As a protector and watcher, do you view others by the color of their
skin and the community you believe they come from, or do you take pride in your position? I need you to respond as I
look into your eyes. Please answer this question, are you an enemy or friend?
Remember that when you profile, you prejudge. When you place a choke hold on, draw a
gun on, or murder a son or daughter, you as fathers and mothers pass your sins to your children. Again I ask, are you
my defender or my enemy?
One day time
and eternity will slap their hands together and justice will be served. Until then, let each of us view every child
as our child. Maybe then we will seek to protect and not profile. Cr. Ms. Alice B. Nixon-Barr, revision July 20, 2013. Alicebbarr.com. This labor of love is not to be duplicated in
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