#SustainingTheConversation; BLM

Patience Nyange
Posted June 15, 2020 from Kenya
Peaceful Demonstrations at the Bute Park in Cardiff, Wales.

Hey!

Did you know?

"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise."

This quote from Maria Anderson is the reason we must #SustainTheConversation on #BlackLivesMatter. It is too costly for all of us, whether blacks or whites. We all have a responsibility to do something.

Here is my blog post on why the conversation on #BLM must continue-

https://www.patiencenyange.com/sustainingtheconversation-blm/

#MyCheveningJourney #IAmChevening

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Jill Langhus
Jun 15
Jun 15

Hi Patience,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your thought-provoking blog post. I'm curious why some of your friends don't like MLK? I haven't heard that one before. Also, I'm wondering if the BLM movement will continue as strong as it is now, too, after the current phase passes. It seems like that quite often happens where a large amount of people get caught up in something, but then don't really maintain their passion. I think that attitudes need to change, in general, and not just get swept up with the current tides. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Hope you have a great week.

Patience Nyange
Jun 15
Jun 15

Dear Jill,
I hope you are well.
Thank you for always passing by. Yes, their concern caught me by surprise. Apparently they have reasons not to and I respect that.

Well, I see some people saying they are tired of hearing about racism and #BlackLivesMatter, now think about the people who are experiencing it. This is exactly the reason why we should sustain the conversation. The fact that this conversation makes some of us uncomfortable, it is the very reasons as to why we should discuss it.
Just like you, I am keen to see what happens.
#SustainTheConversation

Jill Langhus
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hello there,

Yes, thanks:-) You're welcome. I see.

I agree about continuing the conversation.

Patience Nyange
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hi Jill,

Yes, we should. It is the right thing to do.

Thank you.

Jill Langhus
Jun 19
Jun 19

:-) You're welcome!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Patience,
Thank you so much for your post on such a very critical issue. We hope that #Blacklivesmatter movement will remain strong even after the heat has subsided. I pray that this movement brings everyone in the world together so that the world is a safer place for the future generation.
Have a lovely day.

Patience Nyange
Jun 16
Jun 16

Dear Anita,
Yes, you and I are praying for a better world, for all of us and the generation behind us. #BlackLivesMatter but more importantly, #AllLivesMatter.

Kabahenda
Jun 16
Jun 16

Hello Patience,
Thank you very much for your informative post.
The most unfortunate thing is that it took the life of a young blackman, George Floyd, for the world to realise that we have been living with a silent epidemic - RACICM-not only in predominantly white societies, but all over the world.

The silver lining in all this is that the BLM this time is different: it is not only black people who are decrying racism, but peace-loving people of all colours and from all continents who are saying that "enough is enough."

It is extremely encouraging that so many Corporations in Canada, my country of adoption, have already come up with statements and policies on how to make the lives of black people better, not only in the workplace, but in other areas of society.

If we do see meaningful change, then George Floyd's life would not have been lost in vain. I hope that he will be recognized as a martyr for racial equality.

Keep raising important issues my dear. All the best to you.

Patience Nyange
Jun 16
Jun 16

Dear Kabahenda,
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I am also encouraged that, indeed, George Floyd's life was not in vain. Yes, the world needs to recognise him as a martyr fo racial equality.

Thank you for passing by and leaving your comment.

Stay well!

Chi8629
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hello Sweetheart ,
Thank you for sharing .
You are amazing and we love you so much.
Please stay safe out there and know that
We look forward to reading more posts from you.
Don't ever stop smiling beautiful.

Patience Nyange
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hey,
Thank you for your kind response to my article.
Stay safe.

Beth Lacey
Jun 18
Jun 18

I agree. We have along many to g, so #BLM must continue forward