Speak Perpetrator’s Language
White America has been like an abusive and hypocritical parent to Black people. Whites have practiced, eye for eye, but have preached, turn the other cheek, to Blacks. The bible says in Deuteronomy19, verses 19 thru 21, “You must purge the evil from among you. The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” This is why whites receive justice, while Blacks receive injustice.
Throughout American history, whites have murdered Blacks with impunity. Between 1877 and 1950, about 4,000 Blacks were lynched, according to a 2015 New York Times article, History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names. Racist whites had no incentive to stop murdering Black people. There was no eye for eye. Even in the 21st century, unarmed Blacks are being shot to death by civilian thugs and police officers who repeatedly escape justice. This happens because Blacks have not learned to speak the language perpetrators will understand.
In 1965, African-American Muslim minister, Malcolm X, said, “Brothers and sisters, if you and I would just realize, that once we learn to talk the language that they understand, they will then get the point. You can’t reach a man if you don’t speak his language. If a man speaks the language of brute force, you can’t come to him with peace.” Indeed, in 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman who was later acquitted. Then, in 2016, Philando Castile was shot to death by a police officer who was later acquitted. Moreover, in 2017, seven more unarmed Black males were shot to death by police officers.
It is time for black people to grow a spine, stand up, not turn the other cheek, ignore the sellouts, and speak the language of Deuteronomy 19, verses 19 thru 21.