Saturday night I watched in horror as my beloved city of Reno was barraged with rioting, looting, burning, tagging, vandalizing, tear gas, rubber bullets, and rocks. In real time on social media, I witnessed the messages of shock, outrage, and extreme vehemence of this destruction by my fellow Renoites. And I wondered, “Where was this virulent indignation when George Floyd (or so many others) died?” I was as guilty as my other white privileged friends. I had intentionally let disturbing events from thousands of miles away be just a distant, hazy, impersonal piece of news, sterile and benign in my life. I had silently let evil triumph. NO MORE!
Here are my Thoughts:
My thoughts when I hear statements like these:
Despite this past week filled with atrocities, there is much to be encouraged by.