Thursday, May 5, 2011

OUR Community

I know the title of this piece is real vague, but just stay with me.... Over the past few months so much as happened to US as a people. We've lost jobs, homes, grants for schools, rights and privacy. OUR communities and people are in such turmoil. They've lost hope and respect not only for themselves but for others as well. Which brings me back to the title "OUR Community". We, more often than not, complain about whats being taken from us or whats not being given to us. Well why would the state or federal government care anything about what we want when we can't even care about ourselves! We as a people lack accountability and that sense of community. During these tough economic times, we should all come together as a community more than ever!

I was on the CTA Red line this morning when this black man boarded the train. He introduced himself and said that he just wanted to pass out job opportunities for his fellow brothers and sisters. This stranger exemplified community. This man didn't know any of us, yet he felt obligated to inform us about job opportunities. This is what I mean when I say "we lack that sense of community". We need to all become one unit and educate each other on these issues that are plaguing our communities. These issues like homelessness, birth control, health care, sex education, nutrition, education, employment etc. Because if we don't, who will?

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