Dear Iyanla Vanzant,
May God be pleased with you, and your loved ones, and I pray you
receive this in a positive but strong spirit, and not one of
defensiveness and umbrage.
"Justice" is a principle of fair
dealing. It has legal, ethical, and real time aspects to it. Justice
also balances the human mind. When human beings feel deprived of
justice, their frustration, anger and
fear grows within that mind. The greater the injustice, the greater the
imbalance. To blame those deprived of justice for reacting to IN-justice
in ways not deemed "appropriate" by civil society, is morally
disingenuous. The key to solving the problem is to discover the root of
their oppression, deal with it, remove it or contain it, and then-but
ONLY then-can a spirit of PEACE begin to develop......
protesters say, "No Justice, No Peace", what they are saying is,
"without that principle of fair dealing, there will be no rest....no
ease...." to scold the victim for reacting to his oppression,only
appears that you want to PACIFY HIM OR HER, not bring peace.
Iyanla, not once have you had a show spotlighting "black on black crime"
on your "Fix My Life" series. We here in Chicago have NEVER seen you
come in the hood with your rhetoric, talking about "Fix my life"...you
are playing up to the whites and non blacks in your audience by shifting
blame to "black on black crime". Saddening.
preaching about "black on black crime" UNLESS AND UNTIL you, like many of us in as
many ways as we can try to quell this malady,roll your sleeves up and
spotlight THAT on your show, to "interrupt the pattern..." Then have seats. You look
hypocritical by droning on about that issue without ANY action on your
part. You are supposed to be an ELDER. Yet your argument is out of
Tighten up, Mama.
When the possibility that
white police officers may be threatened arises, here you come with your
cameras, trolling for ratings, trying to pacify the victim and mollify
the predators. I was HIGHLY disappointed at what you presented tonight. I
think that you bit off far more than you can chew, and some things need
time before cameras and psychobabble come into the picture.
Were you sent there to "interrupt the pattern", or pacify the
"Negroes"??? The flowery rhetoric you preach is nothing new to me. I was
raised under many Afrocentric men and women, and pastors, Imams,
etc....please be careful that your heart is clear and pure, because it
can come across as a new age, evangelical "performance" for your show
and for your boss, Oprah Winfrey.