Believe it or not, a significant amount of people believe that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, was justified in his actions last week. They also feel that that the deployment of Humvees, snipers, and tear gas was warranted in quelling peaceful protestors. These sentiments stem from their belief that property is more valuable than people.
This morning, I woke up in a cold sweat, anxious to find a solution to all that's been going on. While I've been praying for the people of Ferguson, I realized that I had not yet prayed for the people oppressing them.
Wondering why it's important to pray for them? These communities are being ravaged with something far worse than looters and tear gas-filled lungs. These communities are breathing in another toxin called privilege. And it's this invisible poison that has created a blind paralysis that inhibits their ability to empathize with the marginalized.