My next blog was going to be a follow up to my previous posting, but something else became more important. Recently, two Black men have been murdered by the police and I’ve had enough! How many unarmed or “armed” Black people will continue to get murdered by the police? How many police officers will get away with taking someone else’s life for no reason and suffer no consequences besides a “paid vacation”? I wish the answer could be none.
This has been going on far too long way before Trayvon Martin like Oscar Grant, Sean Bell and even before them but the uproar seemed to come about when Trayvon Martin was killed back in 2012. We were disgusted but more so angry when George Zimmerman was found not guilty. Following this, the Black Lives Matter movement developed and racist white people were mad. Instead of really hearing us out, they got defensive. They felt left out, like a five year old seeing other kids getting candy. All Lives Didn’t matter until we said Black lives mattered. They felt that the movement was excluding other lives (let’s be honest more importantly white lives) and ONLY black lives mattered. That was never the message, only the message that they wanted to hear. We never said that Black people were the only people getting killed by the police but instead we stated that Black people are DISPROPORTIONATELY murdered by the police and not having any consequences. That is the message! Understand the message before you say anything against the movement.
Now All Lives Matter isn’t the only invalid argument stupid people keep making towards the BLM. People bring up Black on Black crime but fail to realize that “Black on Black crime” is a social construct and in actuality just crime. Oh let’s not forget that people bring up that Blue Lives Matter when a few cops had been unwrongfully murdered recently. Not to say their lives don’t matter but how is it that Blue Lives Matter is valid when a few cops have been killed BUT Black Lives Matter is not when HUNDREDS of Black lives have been taken away from families, friends and communities?
I challenge everyone to educate themseleves about this mattered and our history, ask questions before defensively saying something negative about BLM. Oh, I am going to make it clear, I can go on and on about this issue and until change is made, I will continue to make noise!
Peace and Power ✌️✊