Secondhand Violence

Is the bombardment of images displaying violence against Black People intentional?  Constant violent images against a group of people can make that group of people feel like they are under attack.  This is harmful to their health because of the stress it creates in their mind, body, and soul!!! It can be particularly harmful if they personally are not able to put forth actions that can stop the violent acts from happening. They can feel like a defenseless victim.  This can also increase their perception of the world to be more cynical, which again can lessen their will to want to change things.

If the coverage of violence against Black People is leaving your spirit feeling harmed, please stop watching the programs that display these images and instead, use that time to become a part of the solution to hold the guilty people and systems accountable for their immortal actions.

#OWYA