https://doctorabha.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ki-moon.jpg 1114 1794 email@example.com http://doctorabha.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/IMG_6866-2-226x300.jpg firstname.lastname@example.org 19:37:542021-05-10 19:39:43“Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike.” -Ban Ki-moon
I did not know the victims of the shootings deaths that transpired in Atlanta. I do not know why the shooter did it. I don’t know why guns abound in the hands of those who might use them.
I do know that sons lost mothers. I know that women and man went to work and never returned home. Patrons who had hoped for a relaxing massage found a different outcome. Life stopped for 8 unsuspecting humans. The rest of us are left to process or disavow the news.
I think for me something I know I can do is this : I can be a touch more sensitive to my Asian friends and peers. I can try to be more gentle and tread carefully. I can go out of my way to inquire into their health and well-being.
- I can choose to stand with even as I may not be grieving as deeply as others may be. Because I do not need to be affected deeply to be affected conscionably.
- I can learn to stand against racist acts or suggestions of such and be a safe place for those in need.
- I can learn to be on the correct side of history where oneness and kindness replace division and hate, so we may all, perpetrator and victim alike, be liberated.
Dr. Abha ♥️