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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. As you can tell by the title in today’s post, I am going to talk about Black Lives Matter and share my thoughts on everything that is happening. You guys what is happening in this world? 2020 has completely changed the world. This year we are fighting for a better future. From Coronavirus to Racism to Rape. Like seriously, the world is at war with no enemy but ourselves.

Black Lives Matter

When this whole thing started, I didn’t think of it because police shot a black guy thinking he was a criminal, of which society has made the world believe that all criminals, gangs’ group etc. are all ‘black people’. However, the numbers grew and soon after it was like every single day I’m online, all I see is the same news every single day. An unarmed Black Man has been Shot by the Police. Which then grew to my attention, and think, ‘Hold up, something is not right.’

George Floyd

When I watched the video of the horrific death of George Floyd on social media, my blood begins to boil. The poor guy was pleading for his life and the police never listened. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt (with a grin on his face) on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street.

This happened in broad daylight and George was crying out loud ‘I Can’t breathe, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe’ 11 times and everyone who was watching was begging the police to stop chocking him. They refused and ordered everyone to stay away as George slowly passed away. The wore part of his death was when he cried out for his mother – as a woman and a mother I felt that deep. The poor man was unarmed, no threat to the public, just walking down the street which leads to his death. George was a husband, father, brother and a son. He didn’t deserve to die like that.

Police Brutality

In the last 5 years or so, police brutality against black people have gotten worse. To the point where the police take the law to their hands and murder innocent individuals. Correction, innocent black individuals. Why? Why kill black people? Is this something to do with the government? Probably yes but at the same time, it is also a personal choice. I am sure the police were not trained to kill any unarmed person – black or white.  I feel this is a disgrace to humanity. The police are supposed to protect us, citizens. Who do we contact for help now?

Racism will never end as long as white cars are still using black tires.

Racism will never end if people still use black to symbolize bad luck and white for peace.

Racism will never end if people still wear white clothes to weddings and black clothes to funerals.

Racism will never end as long as those who don’t pay their bills are blacklisted not whitelisted.

Even when playing snooker, you haven’t won until you’ve sunk the black ball, and the white ball must remain on the table!

But I don’t care, as long as I’m still using white toilet paper to wipe my black ass, I’m happy.

Racism

Like everything else in life Racism is a choice. Nobody is born a racist. Black Lives Matter is not all about the colour of your skin. Being black is your culture and a way of living. We are all human and make our own choices. For example, if you ask a mixed-race child to identify who he/she is based on the colour of their skin. That child is going to give you the colour that reflects on the skin more. It’s a choice. Your either see the colour or the person.

My thoughts

I can’t believe this is the world we live in. Rest in Peace to those who have been killed by the police. We can all go on and on about fighting against Racism. It will not change until our Leaders do something about it. Yes, they promise our protection and Equality etc. Unfortunately, this promise has not been fulfilled and the fact that the same government who gave us all the promises are the one causing this Racist Brutality against black people is a disgrace. We don’t know who to trust anymore. We thought we were safe but not anymore.

The fact that the police are targeting and killing black people, give the people who are Racist the freedom to ‘play’ with our lives. Now, we don’t know who to trust or call for help. At the end of the day, we did not ask to leave our country. You brought us here as slaves and slaves only. You just don’t like the fact we became stronger than what you ever imagined. With all your efforts to bring us down has failed, now your only option is to kill us? All we ever wanted is to be treated as we are – Humans.

Black Lives Matter

Thank you all for the support with our protests. There is still a lot more to get done and it can only be done if we all stand together as one and be kind to each other. Enough is Enough. Hasn’t the coronavirus taught us anything yet? Life is shorter than ever. We shouldn’t ever be worried about leaving the house to get fresh air let alone being killed by the police. I hope this Brutality ends in 2020.  I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. If we just accept that the way we treat each other is wrong and change the way we are as humans, maybe then the world will be a better place.

I hope you enjoy the post.

Talk soon.

12 Comments

  • Melanie williams

    Yes they do and all lifes matter. It is shocking that in this day and age people are still treated so disrespectfully. Hopefully this will change x

  • Kat

    2020 has been absolutely crazy – what is happening to our world? It is absolutely unacceptable what is going on and you’re right that not much will change until our leaders take a clear stance. Hopefully we won’t go back to normal after coronavirus, but find a new and improved way of living instead.

  • Thuy-Linh Phan

    I agree that racism is a choice. Even if you were born into a racist society, it is on you to unlearn the hate and to keep your subconscious biases and privilege in check. Now is not the time to just be “not racist” we need to be anti-racist. Black Lives Matter!

  • Erica (The Prepping Wife)

    This year seems like a Twilight Zone episode or something. It’s so insane, I often wonder if it is actually real. I’ve watched that video, and it is appalling to me. It goes against everything I had learned in police training. The other thing that irritates me that nobody seems to talk about is the medics and the way they picked him up off the ground, letting his head just sway back and forth. Still nauseates me to see that. In reading more about this incident, George Floyd used to work with Derek Chauvin and they didn’t get along. Which leads me to question if this was a racially motivated murder, or simply a cop using that position to get even. I’m not sure, but either way it was wrong and I’m glad Chauvin is in jail and being charged for it. The sad part is that instead of something like this bringing us together and uniting to end both racism and police brutality, it has divided so many people. Which makes me sad because we’ve seen so many tragedies in the past unite people. But instead of that happening here, it is another division. I have to stay away from social media and the comments on stories about all of this, because they are just terrible. Not all black people are criminals and not all cops are racist. But they are all people, and that’s what I wish everyone would see instead of skin color, profession, or anything else to separate themselves from others.

  • jerry godinho

    i could not watch the whole video. I could not believe three other cops just standing there doing nothing. What have we come to. White and black is so ingrained in our conscience, in our systems and it is systematic. I am seeing all over the world that they are getting rid of statutes of racists and racist ideologies. We need to learn from this situation and uplift the downtrodden. I am glad we are having a conversation.

  • Smita

    Black Lives Matter is such an important movement and one that was a long time coming! Really hope it leads to systemic changes.

  • Dreams Abroad

    Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. We need to act to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. We need to fuel legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts today!

  • Kaye

    “It will not change until our Leaders do something about it”
    Absolutely true. I studied Criminal Justice (CJ) in college with hopes of pursuing a career in Internal Affairs for large Police Departments. Although, my life has pivoted greatly and I’m thankful for the blessing in my life now, I am still thankful I studied the field.

    One of the biggest takeaways I learned is that the Criminal Justice field is always critiquing itself at the academic level; from ethics to training practices and from community building exercises to legal studies the CJ field in academia is full of tons and tons and tons of research, studies, surveys, and extreme critiques.

    I wish the academic world made this information more accessible to everyone because I think it’d be a comfort to know that there are thousands of people who thoroughly study the current environment and provide research=backed methods to improve what’s not working, what’s bad, and what’s failed. I know I find comfort in that!

    On that note, the number 1 biggest theme for improvements is adding more funding specific to training and education – it’s proven that making more training and more education mandatory (in everything, not just CJ field) betters everything!

    My heart is with the BLM movement and what it stands for across the world! <3

  • Lyosha

    I think Black Lives Matter is an important movement. It is horrible it has to exist in our age, that we still have to right the racism but as hurtful as it is it is good it is there

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

    This situation is just beyond belief. And yet we can see from the video that it is the current reality. The rallies at least are starting to unite large populations in being educated on this and encouraging more to stand up and demand meaningful, action and change. The human race in the year 2020 – We all have to be so much better than this. We can and must ensure change.

  • Scott DeNicola

    This whole George Floyd situation has been tough. What was done to Mr. Floyd should have never happened! On the other side, you have protests erupting completely destroying the purpose of the protests and taking away from the message. I have many many friends who are officers and they all agree that this should have never happened. Officers just want to come from work every night to their families as well. What I’d like to see are no more generalizations. Not all African Americans are criminals and not all officers are bad. I am all for the protests and really do hope things change for the better for everyone. What else does 2020 have in store for us?

  • Tracy @ Cleland Clan

    These horrible acts have been happening for decades. The difference is that now they are being filmed and can’t be ignored. When I heard about the Ahmaud Arbery case, I thought it had just happened instead of two months earlier. And to watch George Floyd…I can’t fathom how three other police officers could just stand there. It’s appalling. As a society, we have to do better. This cannot continue.

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