I wanted to speak to everyone about Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, and racism. First, if you don’t know what either of these are the last one is racist.
Black Lives Matter was created because of the desperate need to have voices out there to stand up for injustice that Black people face every day – mostly police brutality. It’s a terrifying reality for thousands of people in America today, young and old.
These Americans do not feel safe in our country because if they are stopped by an officer, it becomes a matter of life or death. If they say something wrong, move a certain way, dress a certain way, or whatever else, they could be shot. They could be murdered on spot without a second thought. How would that make you feel if you knew your life was in the hands of someone who wanted to murder you? It’s a horrifying experience.
Yes, I am white. I know I am white,
I know I am privileged, but I would like to use that to help other people. This is why All Lives Matter bothers me so much. The problem with that saying is, is that it makes it seem like White people want a piece of Black people’s oppression. Sure, all lives matter in the grand scheme of things, but right now, we are focused on Black lives. Why? Well, because the judicial system works against them, they end up in court with an all-White jury that rules against them. and just the sheer fact that White people have basically fucked everyone in the world over.