“Be polite, clear and respectful when asked a question, but otherwise, keep your mouth shut.”
I hear the grief stricken sobs!
“Do not argue, and speak only in English.”
I hear the screams for Justice!
“Keep your hands visible all the time”
I see the pain, the righteous fury!
“Do not move suddenly and explain any first move.”
I can turn this off, I can walk away.
“Do not make any physical contact and do not resist arrest.”
When will we listen?
When will we act?
How do we change this?
How do I change?
How can we say all life matters?
Quoted text taken from an Editorial: A Time to Listen by Manny Tejeda-Moreno on The Wild Hunt published on 31 May 2020