Intentional Well-Being Podcast: Shooting Black People for Sport
Hi friends, today I’m coming to solo to talk to you about the Buffalo shooting that occurred on Saturday, May 14, 2022. As I sit here a process this, I can not help but to ask myself (for what feels like the 100th time) has anything actually changed since the last Black Lives Matter movement of 2020? Or is this just the same old cycle that the Black communities have to continue to live through?
In this episode, I share my thoughts and my pain points. Join me in a discussion that must never end.
Stay Connected and Get Involved!
Sign up for the Free Series on Body Acceptance and Yoga
Get the 5 Part Series on Accepting Your Body and Gaining Confidence in Your Yoga Practice
(and receive my weekly email)
Great podcast! Some people in the right in the US use “mental health” as a way to distract attention from overt racism and military weapons for sale to the general public. The US Congress passed a “gun reform” bill that doesn’t take any AK-47’s off sale but does grant funds to the state for mental health! Where is the gun reform? Yes, a young white man who terrorizes and kills black people is deemed to have mental health issues (no doubt) but if a young black man kills another young black man in a poor inner-city, he is simply branded as a thug/criminal. What about his mental health/trauma as a result of living in a society that treats him as insignificant? What crime does he have to commit in order to get mental health treatment? Another piece of the puzzle is the erosion of economic well-being/loss of good jobs/ off-shoring of industry over the last 40 years which creates resentment among many white people and instead of directing energy at reforming the economy/laws that no longer work for them, they look for a scapegoat in black and brown people. This doesn’t excuse/justify the Buffalo shooter but just gives some context behind his state of mind in addition to the racism. Thanks for a great podcast and keep up the good work!