The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution reads “We the people in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”….it does not read “some of the people.” Our current society leaves me pondering these words. Even though the constitution was written during slavery, the wording implies all U.S. Citizens. Actions however, express that inequality is prevalent. It seems like the death of minorities (specifically African Americans) by the hands of white police officers has become the norm. Since the first officer got away with murder, there has been a ripple effect. This ripple has not been limited to officers; other civilians in the majority have decided to take the law into their own hands as well. What’s good for the goose……is good for the gander. These senseless acts are only adding fuel to an escalating fire. In my opinion, police abuse has become the modern day lynching for African Americans. By no means am I saying that every individual that has been detained by police officers has been wrongfully detained……I do however; believe that this “shoot first and ask questions last” mentally is exclusively applied to African Americans. How many times do we have to endure these senseless acts before something is done? All life matters!!! Should I pay my taxes based on the equality of services I receive as a minority? No that would be seen as Un-American. When will we the minority stop being treated like second class citizens? “We the people”…. the U.S. is clearly to concerned with the color of a person’s skin, than the content of their character. My condolences to Ms. Sandra Bland’s family.