White Lives Matter Rally Cancelled at Texas A&M
I have a dream, that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths self-evident, that all men are created equal.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Last weekend's utter chaos and terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia sparked outrage nationwide as white nationalists and counter protesters got out of control. Three individuals lost their lives and many injured that demanded our top officials to speak condoning the violence.
Earlier this week news had broke about a rally that would take place at Texas A&M University on September 11. Yesterday the Huffington Post reported that that rally had been canceled by university leaders who were concerned over the safety of students, faculty, staff, and the public.
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From ABC 13 Houston, Wiginton is no stranger to Texas A&M University where was responsible for an event last December featuring controversial speaker Richard Spencer, who is schedule to return again for September's event.
A representative from Texas A&M made a statement that the school does not promote or agree with the organizer’s ideas or actions and Senator Charles Schwertner also pledged to personally protest the canceled event saying this does not reflect the values of Texas A&M University or the people of Texas.
As an African American male I find it very troubling that this type of movement is still alive and well in today's society. Personally, I've witnesses the ugly harsh reality of racism and discrimination and I can't believe that the same things my Grandfather has told me from his childhood I am seeing it first hand and my children are witnessing it as well.
Two things need to happen if we really want to put a end to racism.
1. We ALL need to have an open-minded discussion about racism and kill it at the root. We can't continue to not address the elephant in the room when the perpetrators have no problems exposing their behavior in front of our faces.
2. We have to hold each other accountable for their racist actions. That means if we see racist behavior and don't call it for what it is then we are just as guilty as the offender. We really need to draw the lines if we want to have racial equality. This isn't about political parties this is strictly about what is right and what is wrong.
It's time that we finally put an end to this because if we don't, we will continue to have that same dream Dr. King had 54 years ago and it's time to make it a reality.
Let us march on 'til victory is won! Who's with me?
God bless the family of Heather Heyer.