If you say black lives matters is racist and leaving out other lives, you are simply just uninformed and in return part of the problem. Black lives matter is not anti-white nor is it anti-cop. It is not anti-anything, it’s simply pro-awareness and is advocating for dignity, justice and freedom because our country has seemed to forget that black lives matter along with every other life. If you continue to say that minorities in this country have every single right as the majority, you are part of the problem. You are simply choosing to continue to act blind to the fact that systemic and institutionalized racism is a thing and is proven factually and statistically. When you say you love everyone and all lives matter but our brothers’ bodies are laid out in the street and bash people for using #BlackLivesMatter you ARE part of the problem. If you choose to bring up “black on black” crime every time a police shoots a black man because people are outraged, YOU ARE part of the problem. I learned from the most recent FBI homicide statistics that whites kill more whites than blacks kill blacks and yes I’ll admit that the ratio of black homicides against black victims is greater. But don’t you find it funny that the media never says the words “white-on-white crime or murder”. With that being said black on black crime/murders does not correlate with police brutality. A civilian that kills another person is brought to justice and sent to jail, rightfully so. Civilians do not take an oath to protect and serve but on the other hand police do.
Now, people have already began to say that the black lives matter movement is “a domestic terrorist organization” because of the recent shooting in Dallas where sadly 5 officers were killed…. & that doesn’t sit well with me. That would be equivalent to saying all white people are racist and a threat to black people because of the Dylann Roof shooting. “To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible,” which was said in a statement by the BlackLivesMatter network. Now again I will say Black Lives Matter is not a hate group and shouldn’t be blamed for those deaths in Dallas.
Now for all of you who choose to stand idle, shame on you. I do not care if you are “not racist”, that’s simply not enough. Although yes all lives do matter is a true statement, it is doing nothing to rectify the problems being faced by the black community. Until the justice system in America carries the process of law equally for every race, every citizen our work is not done. Until then #BlackLivesMatter
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”-Desmond Tutu
Link to Louisiana Congress members: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc2011&state=la