please read this article.

I’m thankful for so many things, and I’m always afraid to share them and seem to be bragging. I’m thankful I live in Washington, DC, and I’m thankful I have the opportunity to work at the National Education Association — for twenty-three years, now. I know many of you don’t share my politics, and I know you from so many walks of life that we do share. We have a crisis going on in our country, and no one is paying attention. I know, I know, why do I think this is more important than _xyz_a.c_, I don’t know what the ‘crisis-du-jour’ is! I have come to see, hear, feel, sense and conclude that this schism in our society is so unfortunately real.

I was so shocked when I came to the East Coast and ran straight into the racial walls that still engulf our cities. I’m saddened to see this rift so deeply entrenched.

“… when the media frenzy dies down, and columnists, pundits, and newscasters take a break from examining the causes of social evils, white people get to go back to their lives in relative freedom and security. But blacks still have to worry about being harassed or shot by police. About having their right to vote curtailed by hidden poll taxes. Of facing a biased judicial system.”
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar