There’s a lot of injustice in this world, and with the media constantly broadcasting turmoil without any solutions, it leaves people feeling defeated. We see it, we hear it, we know it’s happening but why show a problem without tangible solutions to it.
Organizations and nonprofits aren’t receiving the exposure that is necessary to help combat this problem. There are tons of programs you can take part in to help with the change we all want to see.
Right now we are facing injustice within the black community that has been going on for decades. Not just in America, but around the world. For now, we are focusing on America and how minorities are treated within this country.
If you want to see a change then be the change. Our country is progressing in unbelievable ways, just recently there was another launch into space. How are we able to make major achievements like this but are unable to progress as mankind.
The change starts with you. Ask yourself, What can you do as an individual to help with mankind’s progression?
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Any form of change creates a ripple effect within yourself and others around you.
Police Brutality and any other Brutality in this world is the responsibility of all to make sure justice is served. With constant injustice, we must take a look at the system that is causing this and hold them accountable. Also, while holding them accountable, we can encourage diversity within these systems.
Practical ways to “Be The Change”
Become The Judge
A Judge is close to a referee in the court system. Their job is to make sure the law is being abided by during trial. A judge doesn’t arrest people or prove that they are guilty. The job of a judge is to make sure the role of the court are followed
A Prosecutor is an ELECTED official, they work for the United State government and work closely with the police officers, witnesses, and victims. A prosecutor’s job is to make bail recommendations, decide whether to prosecute an offender, negotiating plea bargains, prepare the case for trials, select members of the jury, presenting cases at criminal trials, and recommending sentences. So, as you can see a prosecutor is a very important person.
There are absolutely no requirements to become an activist. You can start now. An activist is someone who campaigns for political or social change.
Become The Teacher
Let’s be real, a teacher does way more than just teach us math science etc. We spend 8 hours a day of our adolescent years with teachers. A teacher is influential in a child/person development. Think back to your favorite teacher and ask yourself why they were your favorite? Did they influence you in a positive way? Did they challenge you for the better could you relate to them? Teachers are amazing and create a huge impact
Become a Lawyer
There are different lawyers for different industries but A Lawyer’s role is to advise and represent someone in a legal matter. They represent their clients in criminal or civil trials and present evidence to the judge and jury in their client defense.
Become The Police Officer
A Police Officer ideally keeps the peace. They are in charge of preventing crimes. It takes between 12 to 24 weeks of being in the academy before entering the field as an officer.
Join Outreach Programs
Outreach programs are a great way to get involved with your community. An outreach program is an activity where you help people who are unable to help themselves. It’s about contributing and helping the people around you. A few examples of outreach programs are Black Lives Matter, Color For Change, At-Risk Teens/Children, and more. To find a program in your area do a google search of an outreach program in your area and you will find them.
Invest In Yourself
As we stated, be the change you want to see. So that starts with bettering yourself. Acknowledging any ignorance or lack of information with world issues you may have. Invest in yourself by learning how to help. Then do it! Take action. Which you are already doing by reading this article. Well done.
Invest in Your Community
Spread awareness, donate, donate your time. It’s not always up to other people to fix problems within our society. We are all one and all live in this society together, so its everyone’s problem and duty to make it better.
Learn Your Government
We have all taken an American government class but most just memorize to pass the test . Learn your local and state government. Learn what everyone’s role is. Learn who these elected people are, their past, and how they plan to improve the state and/or county moving forward.
Google is free. Educate yourself on matters you don’t understand. If it doesn’t feel right then it’Ss not right, SPEAK UP.
‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’- Martin Luther King