The difference between violent crimes and Covid-19 pandemic is – you can generally see what crimes are being committed, but the virus is not visible.
Before this viral pandemic, most people were able to make regular visits to their family members and friends; providing care and physical support to those who live alone or are housebound. Human relationships were enhanced by people to people contact such as – embracing each other, hugs or regular visits. This viral pandemic has stopped these face to face contacts.
Then comes another turn of events with the tragic passing of George Floyd.
The mistrust of police that has developed among those marginalised sections of society over the years has become visible to the wider society. So, the responses from people all over the world, including young people, have become angrier.
Mothers are crying out, including myself for hope in human decency, goodness and care for each other. The question is, how can people work together to better our society for our children and young people, especially for our young black boys? Can people work together?
Young people are scared of what is happening in their world today. Previously they were scared of knife crimes, then COVID-19 came along, now it is the tragedy of another black man by a white police Officer in the United State of America.
We have to hold on to our ‘vision of hope’, let us practice respect and kindness to others as we would like to be treated.
“For in this hope we are saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all.
Who hopes for what they already have?”