That's what I think I'm walking on when it comes to having conversations with certain people. In a world of sensitivity, where "everyone" is a racist, and if they don't think black lives matter then they are somehow all for brutality against African-American people. It's funny how the dictionary describes racism as “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races”.. but somehow that definition has then transferred to “anyone who does not support a movement” or "someone who thinks differently about social issues"
I raise these questions, is it racist if a person doesn’t want their son or daughter to date outside their race? Is it racist for someone to not be attracted to someone else who doesn’t necessarily fit their definition of beauty? And is it racist if someone chooses to say all lives matter, instead of black lives matter? Is it racist that I would want my babies to have smooth chocolate skin and be proud of it? Is it racist if I honestly believe that black lives do matter?
The answer to all of those questions is, no. There is nothing wrong with not being attracted to other races, some people love thick curvy vivacious women, and others love their men thick too; while some might like them muscular or thin; but for those reasons of attraction that's okay but race preference is not? Yes I believe all lives matter, however I understand that black lives are being taken for the hell of it. Racist and racism, those words are being misused and mistreated in this age of police brutality and inequality with ALL races in this country. A land that was taken from the Native-Americans, the true Americans of this country and turned into a pit of hate, lies, abuse, neglect, struggle, only to be ridiculed by fucking Indian mascots and over sexualized with costumes. And how did the men who came to this land repay the original owners? They capitalized, stole, raped, murdered, sent them off to remote lands and give them dividends and stock in land, land that was theirs to begin with. BUT yet, in this new time, where the abuse is still present, people are surprised, shocked, and oblivious to the lives that people live. People want everyone to just "let it go", sorry this is not Frozen, this is real life.
Here is why I think there is a huge problem with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Yes, it is true that we are not the only ones who have been through hardships when it comes to this country. For some reason, we are the main ones who refuse to sit down and stay quiet about what's still happening to our people. I know plenty of Spanish, Asians and Europeans who face these issues. Hell I even know white people who are not financial blessed who get the same punishment. People want to sweep things under the rug, pretend like nothing has happened and like nothing is happening. The problem is, that we do NOT want to face these touchy issues. If you want to deal with racism, and you want it to end you need to speak on it. Just like being in a relationship, if your significant other has an issue, will you let the sun set with anger in the air? KNOWING that if you do not address the problem it will never be solved? I think not. We are all in relationship with one another. Things need to change, change needs to happen but it cannot happen if it is silenced.
Police brutality, hello, it’s something that has been around since man was given power over others. Does it just happen to African-American people? NO, why is it highlighted all over the place? Simple, to cause an issue or a stir in our own community and to throw us off track. The moment there is unity, a new video will surface and we lose our damn minds. That is exactly what the media, and the world wants. Wants for people to NOT be united so that there will always be something to report on. More videos, more ridiculous deaths, more police brutality, more guns in our ghettos, violence rises, frustrations occurs, frustrations gets taken out on other racial groups, and then lastly, in our own racial group. Not all police are bad, but for those who kill for sport, like people are trophies or to get a high fives from your crew of twisted men in uniform, I pray that God has mercy on your soul. What you think is being done in fun and in the dark, not only comes to light, but what God has in store is way worse than what anyone else on this earth can do to you.
Black on black violence… we forget about it at times. We neglect to talk about it because a white cop killed a black kid yet again. We hush how many of our babies are being taken from our own kind, the moment someone of another race kills his brother or sister. Everyone needs unity, and I believe that unity needs to be strong in our community first. When we stand together, great things happen, that is a given, that is proven, educate yourself and see what happens and the power people posses when they come together. The more friction we have in our community, the happier others are to see us tare each other down. Don’t believe me, “Lynch Letter” look it up, actually CLICK HERE to listen. We are not free, because we have yet to comprehend the concept on what truly sets us free. Still a slave to this new age bullshit, and political propaganda that's being sugar coded by what Miley Cyrus is doing or what man the Kardashian sisters are sleeping with. Why mention pop stars? When ever a distraction happens, look into national news and see what the media is trying to DISTRACT you from. There is always a horrible story between community, people in power or the government that is being glanced over because of the latest hot topic.
We come together and pray for other countries when they have terrorist attacks. I've seen countless Facebook photos changed to the Paris flag, or the Kenyan flag painted on hands holding a candle; but where is the prayer for America? Where is the prayer for the place we call home? Why is it so easy to pray and see others problems over our own? Why is it so easy to come together to donate to villages in other countries, but people wont help Detroit, Chicago or Flint? How do we magically have millions of money to share with the world but not at home?
Wake up, and leave the obliviousness in yesterday. Education is key. Read, research and grow.
"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child"- George Santayana