- Posted August 22, 2013 by
Deer Park, Washington
Hero nor Civilian has color. We are all Human.
But today is not his hero day. Today there is a school full of children who were probably talking about Mrs. Tuff. They probably went home and talked to their parents about Mrs. Tuff. They may even spring up jokes about how Mrs. Tuff was tough. They recognize the hero in this Black American woman. She is not receiving the Medal of Honor but I will nominate her for the Presidential Medal of Freedom I think is the highest civilian honor. Sadly I wish more people would. Sadly I wish more Black people would because they have ever right to nominate her and she has every right and qualifies for the Medal in her own courage stood a woman against a young man who was not himself. He was sick and she saw he was sick and she put herself before him and talked to him as a mother would.
They stood there and he had 500 round of ammunition and he could of done what we as white people get victimized for doing and he could of shot her. But because of this womans courage and her fear of skin color did not exist. His fear of skin color did not exist. In the conversation no skin color existed. Sadly in 20 years from now she may become forgotten for the deed so many are grateful for. She saved lives and that is more than most of us can account for. But because it directly help a large group of people like Martin Luther King Jr. did is she less important of a hero? Doesn't she deserve the very rights as a hero MLK has received? I will fight for her rights as a hero, but will her own skin color stand up for her rights as a hero?
This woman knocked whatever ball was in the ballpark completely out of the park. She is the Hank Aaron of humans. She is the President Reagan of humans. She is the Ty Carter of civilians. No person can ever take that moment from her when she treated a gunman as a human being and she walked out as a hero.
I wish every single day and I think about it every single day the potential in the black race. Many times I don't know if they fear their own skin color? I know they can't fear slavery because no one alive other than those who have been found enslaved can fear slavery. And the last slaves were 3 white women and do you see how they come out and not afraid to walk in society? Do your parents or schools tell you that your less than? Because your not. Your probably much better people than myself. Your probably better than most people at your very best. Every time I hear of a black man or woman who has been jailed or commits a crime I wonder what so wrong in their lives? Then I know its probably the same things that goes wrong in everyones lives. Color don't matter when it comes to heroes and color doesn't matter when it comes to regular people. The media keeps it perpetuating a cycle of these people are bad and these are good. When all people are inherently good. So if your a black woman tonight feel proud, if your a black man feel proud. If your human at all feel proud we had a hero in our midst that saved those least defensible and that is our children. She is the true spirit of a hero. Firefighters, policemen, paramedics and the military get training and are paid for it. Mrs. Tuff just stood up and did it in every sense of the word and instead of criminalizing your color let your color shine with some hero in it.