The current struggle between Israel and Palestine has been going on since 1897, close to 70 years before Israel was established or even recognized as a nation. Since early this summer nearly 70 Palestinians have been murdered in cold blood by the Israeli occupiers. 40 of them allegedly were carried out in the attempt to thwart Palestinians from committing violence against Israelis. In comparison a mere 10 Israelis have been allegedly killed by Palestinians in knife attacks and other acts of violence.
July 7, 2015
On June 17, 2015, a white gunman identified as Dylann Roof went into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal [A.M.E.] Church, allegedly to attend a Bible study and prayer meeting.
As soon as the prayer meeting was over he began to open fire in a massacre that killed 9 church members, including the senior pastor Clementa C. Pickney who was also a State Senator. Several others were injured in the shooting spree.
This past Memorial Day Holiday[originally started by former slaves in memory of Union troops who fought for them, who they unearthed from a mass grave to give them a proper individual burial each] that fell on the 25th of May 2015 I decided to do some research. I wanted to find which local and national chain businesses offered a discount or freebies for Veterans, which I am a proud one.
This may seem like an odd statement coming from a proud US military veteran who earned a life long skill that has benefitted him greatly.
The first thing you need to understand is, why would I say this?
We as people of color have made as many contributions to the US becoming the powerful nation that it has become, but have paid the ultimate price here and abroad, sometimes more than our white counterparts.
First, one must understand the rich history that people of color have added to the US military.