You may have read in one of my previous posts that I am Tanzanian-American, and as such I am still affected by these incidents that are happening in a place I consider my second home.
With what some may call as the genocide, and others may call the down right racially influenced, senseless killings of blacks on a national scale in America, I'm trying to figure it out just as well. We can identify the root cause, the aftermath and its effect, but what's the solution?
I'm not one to claim of having great knowledge and historical understanding on both ends; but my experiences in both cultures have also taught me a lot. I am still just as lost, hurt, and confused as to what to do regardless of how many posts are made on black unity and black pride. This is not to take away the relevance and solidity of the message because it is powerful and very necessary, but I've come to learn time and time again, that "this" is so much bigger and deeper than that.
Living in Africa and experiencing the aftermath of colonialism has taught me that.
Living in America and experiencing the aftermath of slavery has taught me that.
Living as a follower of Christ and experiencing it spiritually is continuously teaching me this.