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We Are Weapons.

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Dear people that are intimidated by people of color and other ethnicities. You should not look at us as weapons to be feared. Yes, just like you, we are very strong people and we do have powers but we are not to be feared. We are physically strong. JUST LIKE YOU. We are mentally strong. JUST LIKE YOU. We are educated and have the same capacity to adapt JUST LIKE YOU. We are human. JUST LIKE YOU.

When you educate yourself and have experience with a gun, you don’t fear it do you? You RESPECT it. You understand that firearm’s strength. That firearms power. That power can be used for both GOOD and BAD and you understand that that weapon will be able to help you in situations that you won’t be able to by yourself.

Stop limiting your scenery because of fear. PEOPLE are bridges and bridges are structures that carry a roadway over an obstacle, and they all have something to offer. Regardless if their pigment and cultural background is different than yours. You can learn something from a different culture that can make your life easier. You can better yourself by listening to what others have experienced. Don’t fear people because of differences. Don’t look at people as if they are inferior because of their lifestyle or their complection. By putting yourself in other people’s shoes may be the simple action needed to create peace within yourself along with everybody around you.

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.

Audre Lorde

Dear people of color. Treat yourself as the weapon you are. You are powerful. You are strong. You are smart and you can and will make a difference. JUST LIKE THEM. Dont feed into this nonsense that the world is trying instill into your brains to make you to think that you are suppose to be a certain way. Stop allowing yourself to spread hatred upon each other because you are being fed the same crap that everybody else is being fed by the news media and radio stations.

Stop revolving yourselves around the stereotypes that you feel you have to follow and definitely stop holding your people back by degrading the ones that are trying to be the weapons that they are made to be. Stop telling each other that you are suppose to act a certain way. That you are suppose to walk, talk and dress a certain type of way. Instead of belittling people because they would rather choose to step out of those stereotypes and create their own identity, motivate them and celebrate their accomplishments.

WE are strong. WE are powerful. WE are intelligent. WE have powers. WE can be loved and most importantly WE ARE ALL IMPORTANT!!!!

My entire life I have been fighting with the people around me as well as fighting myself, trying to find out where I need to be and what I need to do to be the best person that I can possibly be. To be the best weapon that I can be. Luckily for me, I had strong and open-minded individuals in my life that helped guide me through all that I have struggled from. My mother, who gave me all the love that she could have and helped me understand that I am who I am and not to allow anybody to change that. My loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends of the family who would mentor me and lead me to the path that I NEEDED rather than the path that I wanted. I was blessed to have the most amazing father that I could ever ask for.. His experience with life has lead me to understand that I, just like everybody else, is not made out of glass. To allow me to make my mistakes and learn from them. To have him and his amazing wife in my life to teach me that there is no such thing as giving up. To never put the word CAN’T in my vocabulary.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don’t have any.

Alice Walker

Ladies and gentleman, WE all need to make a lot of changes. WE need to start communicating with each other. WE need to start helping each other. WE need to stop being so selfish and understand that WE ALL have something to offer to one another. Once we are able to reteach our minds and take the race out of being human then we can come together and lift each other up in ways that we could never imagine. Behind the dreams of Martin Luther King, the peace shown by Muhatma Ghandi and the courage portrayed by everybody throughout our history was an ordinary human that had a vision beyond what their eyes could see and for that vision to be achieved, we had to be the individual weapons that we are and fight discrimination and hate. To battle the insecurities that we have been brainwashed to believe. We are weapons and if used properly we can save the future. Look at your friends. See how diversified just that small group is. Now open yourself to the world and you will open doors and invite knowledge with no end. Stop judging a book by its cover and determine what that person has to offer after you start reading their pages. Who knows. You might just learn something.

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