Friday, November 4, 2011

Blog Blast For Peace 2011

This is a digital memory of a boy/man named Chanc. He was a collateral victim to a race/gang fight. Chanc was riding with some young guys that he knew. The guys he knew were racist. Chanc was not. When one of the "boys" yelled the word "Nigger" at a "boy" driving by, it got ugly. There was road rage that led to an apartment complex parking lot. The young man of color happened to be in a gang. (so were Chanc's friends). Chanc got stabbed in the back trying to leave.

Chanc was a peaceful guy (aged 22 at the time). The only thing in his heart he had in common with the guys (Young Aryans) was weed and music. Chanc was the loving uncle of two mixed kids. When he would visit, the house would light up with music and smiles. He is not a racist, but racism paralyzed him and later complications led him to an early death.

My plea on this day of blog for peace is-Stop Hate. Get along. We are all on this world together.

edit: I deleted the youtube video. was too sad.


  1. The collateral damage of hate whether in a war or on the streets is so sad.

  2. I second Carver's comment.

    Best wishes to you and yours for peace today and in all the days to come.

  3. Tragic.

    Peace to you and yours. I wish for a better world.

  4. A touching and powerful post...we are indeed all in this together. As we said in the sixties. "Make love, not war!"

    Wishing you peace...:)

  5. I don't know what to say. That is so horrible. He died because of hate, but i am glad he can be remembered with love.

    I hope you will keep on telling his is a reminder to all of us that what we do affects others, sometimes in a small way, sometimes hugely, like for Chanc.

    [your peace post will soon be linked into the patchwork peace quilt on my blog 'Peace Bloggers Unite' ]