I pray people get some understanding from this post. Please read it even if you have to read a little here and there until you read it all. I keep hearing some people take offense to the BlackLivesMatter movement. Let me be clear about something! Stop being ignorant, these people who are protesting knows all lives matter. Come on! AllLivesMatter without a doubt! The movement isn’t about wanting to be superior or racist, it’s about bringing attention to a lifelong fight of racism and inequality against the Black race! Black people would be worst than any racist if they didn’t think all lives mattered. For people who misconstrue what is meant by the movement it would be laughable if it weren’t so sad! Use common sense please!
I’ve also heard some people say they can’t support it because some gay people initiated it. That is downright ridiculous. You’ve missed the whole point of the movement? I’m flabbergasted at people’s ways of thinking. To support the meaning of the cause doesn’t mean you’re supporting their sexual preference. Sometimes people are too ignorant in their ways of thinking. Use common sense please!
I’ve heard people talk about Blacks killing Blacks as if Whites don’t kill Whites. I agree Blacks need to stop killing Blacks. I believe the Black race should protest about it with just as much energy that’s use in the BlackLivesMatter Movement. However, that’s different than what the current movement is about. The movement is fighting against racism and inequality. It’s about police brutality, equal justice etc.
Lastly yes there’s been rioting and looting. However, all eyes and blame are always on Black people when Blacks in many cases aren’t the ones who started the rioting or looting. People don’t want to face this truth. Another truth people fail to face is the terms thugs, savages, bullies are always used against Blacks when racist people to include some police officers are the ones who act like thugs, savages, and bullies. Same type of behaviors were displayed against Blacks during slavery (when Whites looted, rioted, murdered, raped, during and after slavery. They also destroyed Black businesses, communities, and stole their inventions after slavery was supposedly abolished, etc, and so forth).
Laws that weren’t meant to include the very people who help build America needs to change to include Black people, laws need to be put on the book to call hate crimes based on skin color a crime punishable under the law, the KKK needs to be labeled a terrorist group and therefore banned, equality should be across the board in all areas, racist people needs to be terminated from all positions, all racist names and antics needs to be banned, people who call the police on Blacks because they are Black for non emergency things should be held accountable and fined, etc
As I move forward with this post, I ask you to search your hearts and truly be honest and think about what I am asking. Then, please in the presence of yourself raise your hand if you can say yes! This post is for racist people who hate Blacks on the basis of their skin color.
Can you say you’re a descendant of slaves? Not all Black people can either, but you get my point!
Can you say your race of people constantly have to face discrimination, prejudices, racism, and inequalities?
Can your race of people say you get the same treatment as Blacks when it comes to the justice system?
Can you say your race of people are constantly called derogatory names such as Black, nigger, nigga, gigaboo, spook, colored, monkey, etc, because of your skin color?
Can you say your race of people are always being told to go back to Africa- a place the majority never been, just because their race of people at one point were slaves? Not all Blacks came from Africa.
Can you say your race of people at one point where slaves and to this day it’s always something to remind you of it?
Can you say regardless of the many races of people your race is the most targeted?
Can you say people think your race shouldn’t be in the United States because of their skin color, when they have every right to be here?
Can you say you’ve been denied certain opportunities because of your skin color (positions, pay, titles, access that others have, etc)?
Can you say your race has been fighting against racism and inequalities for more years than anyone alive is old?
Can you say when you’re in the store you’re followed around based on your skin color?
Can you say your race of people constantly get the police called in them for simply living their lives?
Can you say people assume you can’t afford something based on the color of your skin?
Can you say you’re profiled by the police due to your skin color?
Can you say police officers pull guns on you almost immediately when they see you?
Can you say your ancestors for many years were hung, beaten, ostracized, murdered, stripped of everything, forced into chains, raped, forced into unpaid labor (taking care of the families, raised their children, cooked for them, took care of their homes inside and out, tended their fields, etc, built homes, built the slave owner homes and businesses, etc), homes where burned, crosses were burned in their yards, graffiti, racial slurs, and symbols were spray painted on home then and now, everything they acquired was stolen, children were taken-murdered etc, families were ripped apart, etc?
Can you say your ancestors where sold as if they were commodity?
Can you say you have faced inequalities in schools to include colleges based on your skin color?
Can you say your race of people are the only race who no matter the so called research statistics shows your race is the worst in absolutely everything such as (health, deaths, in prisons, in poverty, health issues, on drugs, on welfare and other systems, etc)? This alone tells you something when out of all of the races the Black race is the worst every single time, something is wrong with that picture. It’s a form of continue oppression, degrade, and belittling.
Can you say your race of people are constantly scrutinized, discriminated against, stereotyped, etc?
Can you say you see more police brutality to your race than any other?
Can you say there are negative signs, symbols, and monuments all around to remind you of slavery and racism in some form or fashion?
Can you say people paint their faces to mock your race?
Can you say your race built a lot of America way back when, but a lot of history isn’t in the history books? Many people still don’t want to accept this very important and profound truth!
Can you say your race of people’s true history (other than slavery) were never put in the history books even though it existed and is a part of history?
Can you say when the laws were put into place hundreds of years ago your race wasn’t meant to be a part of it?
Can you say your race at one point and time were separated and segregated from others because of your skin color?
Can you say your race experience/ed years ago and today in some towns and establishments signs saying your race of people aren’t welcomed due to the color of their skin?
Can you say your race of people is more accepted during voting, sports, etc than any other time?
I can go on and on. Moral of the post is for people to understand what the movement is about. Some Black people don’t even understand. They think because they haven’t been called a derogatory named due to the color of the skin they haven’t faced discrimination and it’s very sad! This post is for people to understand why Black people are fighting for equality and against inequalities and racism faced all of the time in some form or another. It’s not to put Blacks on petal stools or any of that foolishness. It’s to raise awareness to what has taken place for more years than anyone alive is old. Some people are over 100 years old. So what does that tell you? I hope it tells you the Black race has been fighting the same fight for years. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and many others fought. It doesn’t mean what they did wasn’t meaningful or powerful. They did some great things, but it didn’t stop racism.
Racism is learned and it’s ugly. It comes from a nasty cold heart. Racists people don’t really know what love is no matter what they think. They are embedded in every profession there is out there. It’s terrible! Racists people have negative ways of thinking and it keeps them stuck in the negativity. They make themselves modern slaves due to their own ways of thinking.
The only race God cares about is the Human Race and if He intended for ANY race to be superior He would have made them superior. He would have made a difference so profound it would be undeniable, but He didn’t!
Racist people don’t want to own up to the truth. Their ancestors came up on the backs and shoulders of the slaves. Why? Think about it, if the slaves didn’t exist how would the racist people and their families have made it? The slaves did absolutely everything for them. I heard a pastor name Giglio out of Atlanta said it shouldn’t be called “white privilege” it should be called a “white blessing” because basically of what I wrote in the beginning of this paragraph. I am glad he acknowledged that truth! However, it is never a blessing when you treat people so horrible and deplorable for your own survival. One thing about it is those slaves drew strength and power from all of those adversities and managed to rise despite it all!
I believe it should have been considered a “racist man’s lesson.” Unfortunately they didn’t learn it back then or now. The lesson was then and still is today, no matter what you do Black people will be here! When they tried to beat them down, kill them off, drag them down, oppress them, etc they still rose! Black people became everything the White man didn’t want them to become back then and today. They are powerful, resilient, strong, creative, intelligent, brilliant, and all of the other good things. Despite the tragedies they have always been loving and forgiving.
Negative people are in every race. All races have crimes on the same race, murderers, poverty, people on welfare and other systems, liars, cheaters, thugs, etc. It is not limited to Black people. It affects ALL races. No race is exempt from the good, bad, and ugly. The thing is just as they did back in slavery and today racists people are still racists without a clue as to why. I was NOT a slave, neither was anyone I know. You wasn’t a slave owner nor do you know anything about slavery other than it existed. Yet people want to be racists over a history they have no clue about. If racist people knew the real history it would break many of their hearts, because they think it was one way when it was the complete opposite. Black people are a huge monumental part of history going way beyond slavery. They rose above and beyond slavery. They put an imprint in history no one can take away.
Stop the unwarranted hate. Learn how to love yourself so that you can learn to love people of all races. There is no White man, there is no Black man. Those terms were used to represent what people thought of the White race and the Black race. White signifies power, pure, superior etc. Black signified by the White man as nasty, dirty, inferior. Both are disgraceful! There is no superior race and I don’t care what people think there isn’t a pure race. We all came from the same source, therefore we all got a little bit of other races in our individual DNA. There’s nothing you can do about it!
Learn how to love and accept your fellowman and fellow woman regardless of their skin color. No one asked to be born in the skin they’re in. Some White people want to be Black, some Blacks want to be White. The problem isn’t the skin color, the problem is the individual and their wrong ways of thinking. It’s a learned negative way of thinking, feeling, and acting. It’s very sad! If you can’t love the skin you’re in it means you don’t love yourself. You can’t ever find peace when you can’t love yourself or love others. Hatred is learned, but it can also be unlearned. It depends on you!