What if?

1016512_623542400992393_757498959_nTaking race into consideration in all accounts, because it is impossible not to take it into consideration. If the variables changed, would the outcome of this controversial case had been different? Would justice had been served? 

DWB: Driving While Black

Many minorities and interracial couples have experienced the issue of racial profiling from the police. Are all minorities perceived as suspicious?Image

Officer, what did we do wrong?

Citizens use to look to law enforcement for a sense of security. Have times changed? In most recent years there has been a rapid increase in racial profiling by law enforcement officials.

Being married to an African- American male and being Biracial, myself, my husband and I have had our share of experiences. Living near the Nations capital, in a predominately African-American area, all African-Americans are racially profiled.

Law Enforcement officers look for African-American males, driving with tinted windows as a target for “suspected” thugs. They racially profile African-American men, based on those two key details.

My husband and I were out riding around back in March, when we got pulled over. Back up was called. I suppose we looked suspicious, a young “black” male, “white” female, tinted windows?? We were questioned about our relationship. Once the officers were informed that we were husband and wife, they were surprised. Not once did they mention anything about my husbands tint being too dark. The only petty thing they could say that their reason for pulling us over with was for a random traffic stop and because we didn’t have tags on the front of our car. Only recently our state has been enforcing the requirement of front plates.

Was it probable cause for us to be pulled over because of race? Did the officers believe that they would of found more fault in us, other than not having front plates?

Is it that strange or unbelievable that two people can be married of the opposite race?

Racial Profiling MUST end!

Leave a message below, detailing about your similar experience…

What encouraged me to start blogging?

Growing up I always felt like no one understood me or could to relate to me. I had one friend that I met that was also biracial but I felt that it was still something that separated us. In my opinion she identifies more with her black side, unlike me who feels like I am equally both black and white. It was hard not having someone who could share the same experiences with you. During the time I began blogging there weren’t many sites for biracials to share and speak out on their experience.

I reached an epiphany when I discovered Tiffany Jones youtube channel and wordpress blog, Mulatto Diaries. For once I found a stranger who shared the same experience and had some of the same feelings toward racial issues as me. Watching her videos made me feel like she was a friend to me. Someone who spoke up and spoke out to those biracial individuals with no voice. At the time and even now the resources available for biracials are limited. The biracial community is small. I encourage others to create a blog of sort to speak out to others. I remember feeling lonely as if no one shared the same Biracial experiences with me until finding Tiffany Jones vlogs & blog. The small and limited biracial community encouraged me to write because I wanted to leave footprints on the internet for young biracials that may feel lost and alone. I write down my opinions and personal experience so the lost ones can feel found.

Through personal growth I have come to realize that despite culture and races separating us we are more alike than ever. As different as we all may feel, we are alike. We are human. We eat, sleep, cry, smile and breathe all the same.

Until next time . . .

Race Against Ethnicities … Our Human Race

Theory:  One day there will be no “Race”, except the “Human Race”.

I believe that there will be no race, except the “Human Race” one day. Can you see this happening? Our society is diverse and this is the beauty that we seldom appraise in our cultures.

We as brothers and sisters would feel more connected and united if we felt the connect towards each other. Ethnicity and cultures are what has kept us apart since the beginning of time.

Prejudice and malicious behavior towards individuals of other ethnicities evolved because of our DIFFERENCES.

. . .Skin Complexion, Eye Color, Hair Texture, Accents.

These traits keep us in a box, a small box. What is going to happen when we all are people “of color”? So to speak we ALL are of color. I have yet to meet a “White” person. Complexions vary in all races.

Let’ embrace each other with open arms! We are all family. We are all Humans. We belong to one race, and one race only.

We are the Human Race.

A PEACE (Piece) of Mind–Osama Bin Laden

After nearly a decade of hiding, Osama Ben Laden has finally been captured and executed.

As I was cuddled up on the couch before bed; watching the Donald Trump’s: the Aprentice. (BTW, if you know who was voted off; please comment below.) [Hopefully Starr Jones gets fired…haha]

An emergency caption messaged scrolled across the bottom of my television. It was stated to stay tuned for an important message from President Barrack Obama.

For President Obama to make an urgent speech at 10:00/11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, red flags were raised. Something tragic had to have occurred. Indeed noteworthy news and confirmation was released to American’s by President Barrack Obama that Osama Bin Laden had been found and executed by U.S. officials.

Truthfully, my mind was far from focused on Osama Bin Laden. I would have never guessed that we would be recieving that kind of news after nearly a decade.

President Obama brought it to citizens attention that this execution plan was in progress for eight months before action was decided to take place. Timing was everything and Obama waited for substantial information proving high chances of Osama Bin Ladens hide-away in the Mansion Compound.

After nine years, we all were lead to believe that Osama Bin Laden was hidden away in a cave in the mountains. Bin Laden was were we least expected him to be, in a million dollar mansion.

The members of Al Qaeda stationed themselves in the Mansion which had two secruity gates, eighteen foot walls with security; guarding their “FBI Most Wanted” leader. The waste that came from the house was burned, insuring that no evidence could be traced and obtained by U.S. spies and officials. Children were sent out to bring food back to the compound. The mansion had no internet, phone, or cable connected which was suspicious to officials.

The U.S. Navy Seals raided the compound and the mission lasted about 45 minutes. Osama Bin Laden tried shielding himself with a woman. Bin Laden had bodyguards and he ordered them to shoot him before the U.S. officials could capture him or kill him.

The Navy Seals were ordered to capture Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive. Osama and his followers put up a fight. Bin Laden was shot twice in the head; he was executed.

U.S. Officials took custody of his body in order to confirm with DNA that it was Osama Bin Laden. (it was confirmed) Shortly after confirmation, officials honored his muslim religion, buring him at sea within 24 hours.

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Even though Osama Bin Laden has been executed, we still have a long way to go. The only way we can put an end to the “War on Terror” is to wipe out all of Al Qaeda Nation.