For people who do not know a lot about the upcoming event “Justice or Else” it is a commemoration the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
This will take place Oct. 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C., at the National Mall, given by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan who has since led this march since the beginning on Oct. 16, 1995.
The lack of justice is what is tearing down the very lives of Black people in America. But this year the theme is called to rally everyone under the term Justice or Else! This march is because we want equal justice under the law, we want justice equally regardless of belief or class or color of people.
Having this call for justice or else raises the question: What happens after the call for justice is over and we still do not have any type of improvement of justice.
Well we can’t expect this to change overnight.
The plan for after “Justice or Else” is that if we don’t get justice or even a movement toward equality, the plan is to not spend or take part in Black Friday events that kick off the Christmas season’s annual shopping deals. By the community doing so, this will be the start of engaging in economic withdrawal toward the wealth that shows no pain or respect toward the Black community.
But, truly, if we don’t get justice I see things getting worse because people’s patience is going to start wearing thinner than they already are. Not only that, it’s getting to a point where racism is getting harder to ignore and injustice is getting harder and harder to justify.
It’s only a matter of time to where, if this call for justice isn’t acted upon, the stories we hear in news or we see on the television are going to start to be reality and knocking at our front door.
Lea Bryant is a senior mass communication major from Gilbert, Ariz.