Friday, June 19, 2015

Chelsi Henry, Esq — Time to Come Together

The black conservative attorney opens up about the horrific shootings this week in South Carolina.

My heart continues to break for my community, the black community. 

Being black is not something that you can turn on or off in a moment of convenience.

 In recent news, Rachel Dolezal tried to glamorize the struggle and triumphs of blacks. Yes, I know she has been advocating for blacks as a member of the NAACP, BUT it must be clear that at any moment she can return to being white and no longer identify or endure struggles that many blacks still face in America each and every day. 

Though I am outraged by last night's shooting, I also ask that each of us begin to acknowledge and accept that we must forgive Dylann Roof. Because if we solely act with good intentions, the bitter root of bigotry and hatred will take hold. We must continue to work to unite communities of all stripes and act out of a deep passion for racial healing and justice in America.

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