started this petition to
McKinney, Texas Mayor Brian Loughmiller,
Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery,
Councilman Roger Harris,
County Constable Shane Williams,
County Deputy Chief constable Rick Burns
Honorable Mayor Loughmiller
and Council members
City of McKinney, Texas
We hope you will do the right thing. Indeed, you will have the benefit of doubt until you fix the problem.
The mistreatment of fellow men and women who are Black amounts to slapping God for creating us in so many tribes, communities, races, ethnicities and faiths. If God is not in your equation, that is your choice, you have your freedom, but it will create distrust in the society, which will lead to anarchy and chaos. None of us want that to happen.
A few in your police force lack sensitivity and as a civil society that is not acceptable, not at all. There was no need to use the foul language to show off his authority, was he trained to stereotype the Blacks, that they will understand foul language? There is discipline and there is an abuse, a police officer is a protector of the safety of our citizens and not an abuser towards those who look different. All of this needs to be addressed and investigated thoroughly.
We have come a long way in learning to respect the otherness of others. Our founding fathers laid it out in our immortal declaration of independence that we were all created equal, indeed we are. That declaration pays the highest tribute to God, that he created all of us with his will. God is a good guy and we need to accept his will for each one of us to be different.
To those men and women who are biased towards the others, please wake up, and don’t live in fear and pass that on to your children. Don’t mess with their future, and don’t make them unfits to live in a pluralistic society. Very soon, you will find people of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities, races, nationalities and social backgrounds working, eating,playing, marrying, and doing things together. Prepare them for it, rather than prison them in your own tiny silos.
We need to prepare ourselves for those eventualities to prevent possible conflicts, and lay a good foundation for nurturing goodwill and effective functioning of the societies. Exclusive communities will become a thing of the past. If you live amidst others, you must also respect the otherness of others, as you expect them to do the same for you.
Let’s be brave and free and learn to live and let live.
America Together Foundation
2665 Villa Creek Dr
Dallas, Texas 75234