Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Meet Julia Jackson

 Julia Jackson is the biological mother of Jacob Blake, the black man, caught on film, who was shot 7 times in the back on August 23rd. It's almost a miracle that he is still alive but he will most likely be paralyzed for the rest of his life.

Here is her incredible speech … given two days after the tragedy:

"As I was riding through here, through the city, I noticed a lot of damage. It doesn’t reflect my son or my family. If Jacob knew what was going on as far as that goes, the violence and the destruction, he would be very unpleased. So I'm really asking and encouraging everyone in Wisconsin and abroad to take a moment and examine your hearts. Citizens, police officers, fireman, clergy, politicians, do Jacob justice on this level and examine your hearts.

We need healing. As I pray for my son’s healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually, I also have been praying even before this for the healing of our country. God has placed each and every one of us in this country because he wanted us to be here. Clearly, you can see by now that I have beautiful brown skin, but take a look at your hand and whatever shade it is, it is beautiful as well. How dare we hate what we are? We are humans. God did not make one type of tree or flower or fish or horse or grass or rock. How dare you ask him to make one type of human that looks just like you?

I’m not talking to just Caucasian people, I am talking to everyone. White, black, Japanese, Chinese, red, brown, no one is superior to the other. The only supreme being is God himself. Please let’s begin to pray for healing for our nation. We are the United States. Have we been united? Do you understand what’s going to happen when we fall? Because a house that is against each other can not stand.

To all of the police officers, I’m praying for you and your families. To all of the citizens, my black and brown sisters and brothers, I’m praying for you. I believe that you are an intelligent being just like the rest of us. Every body, let’s use our hearts, our love, and our intelligence to work together, to show the rest of the world how humans are supposed to treat each other.

America is great when we behave greatly. Thank you.


Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

OMG, that was beautiful, intelligent, insightful and heart warming. What a great heart that woman has. If she were running for office, she has my vote.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

This is an incredible speech! She is an inspiration!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Remarkable given the circumstances.

2:06 AM  
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