I started writing blogs almost a decade ago in 2011, mainly about technology, but sometimes also about fun little things like shoes and basketball. One thing I like about technology is its binary nature, it either works or it doesn't; a packet needs to arrive in whole or it is clearly broken. This suits me because there is little controversy about understanding a piece of technology or fixing something that is broken. I stay in the lane that I am comfortable with. This week I had prepared to publish a post about technology as well, but just could not stay silent in lieu of the current events. At times like this, taking a stand is needed.
I don't want to pretend I know the pain, frustration, outrage, and suffers from the black community, nor do I have the background or experience to come close to do so. But saying something is better than saying nothing. I am firmly against violence, systematic racism, xenophobia, inequality, and bigotry in America and anywhere else in the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s quote rings true as loud as ever:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everwhere" -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.