The Caucasian Response

I was at Walmart yesterday with an African companion and we strolled form section to section picking up the things I needed. I guess we seemed nice and friendly. We were at the self checkout point and a caucasian lady walked up to us. She had lovely silver hair and seemed to be in her 50s or 60s.

She said hi and then she said “I just want you lovely people to know that I stand with you and you belong here as well. Your lives matter.” I was a bit taken aback and frankly I was speechless. I recovered and said “thank you” and as she walked away I said “have a great day” and she said thank you.


I haven’t been able to process her approach and motivation but I do understand that she wanted to do something about the current elephant in the room. She felt like she needed to act. She wanted to be on the good side. I completely understand that. I did also realize that she wasn't completely sure how to behave or act at this time.

Here are a few things you can do:

The best thing you can do for yourself and others is to be enlightened and react from a place of love.


Proverbs 18: 15

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Ignorance is no excuse, no matter what race we may be. Read the Bible and read the situation we’re in right now. The Bible has the answer but don’t be caught slippin.

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Tomi Ogeye

I love human beings. I love writing about what defines and influences me. I explore education, lifestyle, positivity, femininity, relationships, books, and God.