Bakari Henderson was beaten to death last week in the Greek Islands. He was only 22 years old with his whole life ahead of him. It was at a nightclub by a group of racist Serbians. I heard that he had taken a picture with a white women. And I guess the Serbian guys didn’t like that too much. He was beaten by a bouncer,bartender and six tourists. Henderson was with a group of white “friends”. His so called friends say how much they loved him and cared for him. So…why didn’t they intervene? Since they loved him so much. This is a damn shame!
I feel bad for this young brother. I feel bad anytime there is the loss of black life. I feel for his family as well. But we have to be honest. He put himself in harms way. It doesn’t matter if they were Serbians. Europeans are the same no matter where you go. First things first. Going out with a white woman and a group of white friends to Europe is a bad move! No black friends in sight. Europe is rampant with racism. The anti-blackness is through the roof! But I think he was young and naïve. I guess he didn’t know it at the time put he put himself in danger by doing that. Black people need to understand this when they travel abroad. Places like Europe and Middle east are very anti-black. I’m not saying you shouldn’t travel. I think black people should get a passport and travel more. But just be smart about it. Go with someone that has been to the country before. And go with a group of other black people. Whether they are family or personal friends. Just make sure it’s some people that aren’t going to just stand around like cowards while you’re getting beat to death. A lot of our people have bought into the idea of being color blind. Or that “loves sees no color”. Well if you think like that you need to snap out of that fantasy. It could be a matter of life and death. Let Bakari be a lesson to others. Peace.