All Lives Matter.
No-one is discounting that fact. However, at the moment, Black lives are in jeopardy and have been for a long time. More specifically black men…Our Black men have been fighting this fight for a long time with the support of a few. It’s hard to understand why so many people are up in arms about supporting your fellow human beings who have been suffering at the hands of many. Society has stood by and watched black men be murdered, persecuted and feared for no other reason than the color of their skin.
This has to stop. It’s not ok…Recently, someone looked me in my eyes and told me she did not like groups of people because of what she has seen in the media…That is not ok. When do we start to care about people as individuals and not as a mass based on what we see on TV. When do we start to pay attention to what is going on around us and not simply focus on our little world…living in a little bubble.
It’s time to come together, stop fearing the unknown. Accept people for who they are and not what has been portrayed on television. And I’m not talking just about Black men, this holds true for Muslims, Hispanics and any other race or ethnicity that is different from you. We are all people who have been created equal. It’s time everyone started to act like it…So yes, All Lives Matter…But at the moment it’s time to focus on Black Lives…Our Black Men, they do matter!
“When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” ~Afro Punk