George Floyd’s Death: I am not going to buried my sons, due to your hate, my sons are going to bury me.

Henry Johnson LR
2 min readJun 3, 2020

Dear America,
It has been 500 years, at least two wars:

James Baldwin once said, “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” Just how you instructed some of us in colleges to read Shakespear, I want to instruct some of you to read Baldwin. To understand America’s problems, read Baldwin, one of the foremost forward-thinking intellectuals of the 20th century.

And for those of you (House Negroes, Latinos, Whites, Asians, Arabs, etc.,) who continue to support madness (racism, sexism, supremacism, etc.) in leaderships, in this country 🇺🇸, and have come to claim that whatever you support doesn’t define who you are, get out of TOWN! Whatever you support, represents you. If you support someone who’s racist and is in public office, you are racist. Whatever you support represents who you are. THINK ABOUT IT!!

As I sit back and reflect on George Floyd’s death, it has 500 years of this madness. It has been 500 years of racial inequality and injustices. And the idea of even sending some Blacks back to a country called “Liberia 🇱🇷,” under the pretext that “Blacks will never be as equals to Whites,” and all that I can say is, “America, how many more rivers that we must cross?”

As bi-racial as my sons, in this country, they’ll be called “Black” due to America’s racist one-drop rule. Their lives matter. And I am not going to buried my sons, due to your hate, my sons are going to bury me. This piece is for them; they are Black boys, and soon to be “MEN,” their lives matter just like any kids born with certain privileges, growing up in this country 🇺🇸. And “Precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society.”

Henry Johnson LR

I am a Liberian-born American writer with great ideas to impact lives and leave this world a little better than I found it.