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Visions through Vernal's eyes...only
on 4 July 2015
I seems in a day and age of modern technology that society would have progressed as well. The author, Vernal Scott whom met in the 1990's and enjoyed his company. we corresponded briefly through letters and eventually reconnected on Facebook. His books, writings, website and talk engagements are reflective of his life and view point. He purposely provokes thought that can be hurtful and helpful to his audiences. Media these days plays too heavy on negative and no one is free from hurt or insult.
In the 1940's & 1950's America had many prejudices as there were signs clearly made to single that out. 'Whites only' signs for public drinking fountains, Black people had to sit in the back of the bus. When it came to employment, there were signs that read 'no Italians or Irish need apply'. And we haven't even begun to talk about what happened to women and gay people back then! Today, there has been such accomplishments by us, the everyday people who make up the majority of this country. Although we are a work in progress, there is minimal acknowledgment by the people who control the everyday people like media, politicians and authors. Black people have come a long way to a day like today where we have president Obama, the highest position held in America! Oprah Winfrey as one of the top black female celebrities
and a majority of black people making the top 10 in Forbes Magazines most wealthy people in America (Dr Dre) 2015.
Gay marriage just finally became statewide and legal. Instead of embracing the positive, the media continues to exhume the negative. When we say 'Black Lives Matter', that insinuates white lives or any one else's life does not matter. I believe we all matter and make up this world without isolating each other. That isolation is what lead to 'whites only' attitudes in the 50's.
Isolation is not the answer and does not change the mind of those few who remain ignorant. Live positive and show love. Act it, don't talk about negative because when you smile, we all smile. I hope that Vernal finds peace and a true understanding of why life experiences create our opinions. keeping it positive will overcome negative.