In the wee hours of the night I passed by Larryâ€™s blog, Destinyâ€™s Bastard and read, for the first time, about the brutal murder of 19 year old Rashawn Brazell. Today I visited his blog again and contained in this beautifully written entry was a call to action:
If you realize that visibility and audibility are key, and that blogs have the ability to serve as a key weapon in the fight against marginalization and injustice, well… write on.
So here I amâ€¦.writing on.
Somewhere, somehow, someone has decided that some lives are worth more than others.
Somewhere, somehow, someone has decided that this hierarchy that exists in the realm of the living also applies to those who have passed on.
Somewhere, somehow, someone decided to take away the life of a 19 year old African American gay man.
Somewhere, somehow, someone decided that this was not a news worthy story.
Speaking out in sadness over the loss of a life.
Speaking out in anger over the callous and insensitive (in)actions of those in the media.
Speaking out in hope that somewhere, somehow, someday we shall all learn to value the lives of those that so many refer to as â€˜otherâ€™.