Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard about the craziness that’s been happening in America. Two black men ( Alton Sterling and Philando Castile) killed less than 24 hours apart. What is this world coming to?
My heartbreaks for those people and their families, so many lives lost and families torn apart. Every time I go on social media, I see the video of Philando Castile bleeding to death and I can’t keep my hands from shaking. It makes me sad, uncomfortable and angry. But do you know what makes me angrier? These silly people who tweet all lives matter to people who are crying out for justice for the innocent black people.
What are you doing?
Do not assume, #blacklivesmatters means no one else does. That’s ignorance at it’s highest! There haven’t been countless deaths of a variety of people from different background being killed by police; it’s been BLACK people killed by police.
Black children, women and men and no one has been prosecuted! How can harmless children be getting killed and no one is guilty? How can a man be tackled to the ground by several men and no one be guilty?
Stop trying to join the oppression, stop trying to make our cry seem less relevant. How can you scream all lives matter when black people are being treated like they don’t? I don’t remember any black protestor screaming our lives are more important than anyone else’s. In fact, they are screaming, why aren’t our lives as important as everyone else’s?
Unless you are person of colour, I highly doubt you have had to warn your kids to be weary of the police and to be cautious of them. If anything, you probably tell them, they are their friends and can protect them. Doesn’t the fact that this happens tell you something?
Even in England, black boys especially are weary of the police. I remember being a teenager and how guys my age were constantly being stopped and searched. When it happened to my younger brothers, my mum was livid! They were on their way to her workplace so that they could all go home together and my mum wondered why they were late.
Stop and bloody search
My brothers were barely teens and they were just trying to catch the bus. Just thinking about the situation pisses me off.
#blacklivesmatter is an important campaign and hopefully the start of a big movement. Don’t come with that all lives matter crap, when not all lives are going through the same stuff.
In case, you are still struggling to understand why #alllivesmatter is a dumb hashtag. I’ve included a fun simple tweet I found online for you that sums it all pretty easily.
Big shoutout to celebrities who are not people of colour who understand this.
I may be a blogger, but I’m a BLACK blogger. I’m going to talk about things like this occasionally. If you follow me, be prepared for that.