Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake's mother, made on August 25
August 27, 2020 | Press Release
EDITOR'S NOTE: In response to Jacob Blake being shot four times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Rusten Sheskey on August 23, 2020 resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down and sparking nationwide protests, Julia Jackson made the following statement:
How dare we hate what we are? We are humans. God did not make one type of tree or flower or fish or horse or grass or rock. How dare you ask him to make one type of human that looks just like you?
I'm not talking to just Caucasian people, I am talking to everyone. White, black, Japanese, Chinese, red, brown; no one is superior to the other.
No one is superior to the other. The only Supreme Being is God himself. Please let's begin to pray for healing for our nation. We are the United States. Have we been united? Do you understand what's going to happen when we fall? Because a house that is against each other cannot stand.
To all of the police officers, I'm praying for you and your families. To all of the citizens, my black and brown sisters and brothers, I'm praying for you. I believe that you are an intelligent being just like the rest of us. Every body, let's use our hearts, our love, and our intelligence to work together, to show the rest of the world how humans are supposed to treat each other. America is great when we behave greatly.