I do not support black lives matter. I am a black woman in America saying this. I remember when it all started. The tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin was what kick-started this movement. Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag on Twitter after the trial. Then, after the shooting of Michael Brown, it became more of a movement. Then an organization. There were marches and peaceful protests. There were also riots, looting, and cops being killed in the name of Black Lives Matter. I also do not believe that black people in America today are oppressed.
First of all, why has the definition of racism changed? FYI, anyone. ANYONE. Doesn’t matter what race you are, can be racist. Why does someone need “power” to be racist? Why is there this misconception that only white people can be racist? People have changed the definition of racism to fit whatever narrative or agenda they are trying to push.
Here is the dictionary definition of racism – a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to others.
A Belief. It’s not about power. Racism is about beliefs. So yes, black people can be racist.
Now, there is the whole white cops shooting black men thing. Sure, there are definitely instances where a white cop shot a black man unjustly. There were instances of racism in some of these shootings most likely. However about half, probably more than half, were justified. In a lot of instances where these things happen the cop will pull over a man who maybe was speeding. The cop will be doing his job and then what happens is things are escalated by the man who was pulled over. That’s the sort of thing that happens and it doesn’t help that young black people are being told to fear the cops and that specifically white cops are out to get them. That’s simply not true. If that were true and the courts were just fine with it and there were no consequences then don’t you think that our numbers would dwindle significantly? I mean if it was truly acceptable for white cops to just shoot any black person that they see don’t you think our culture as a whole would change? Then on the news, you only hear one side of the story and this web of lies is spun by the media to make the cop look like he or she was wrong, especially if they’re white. You won’t know the full beginning to end. You wonder why some of these cops get off, that’s because the jury gets to see the situation as a whole and they know what happened from beginning to end.
How are black people in America oppressed? By law, we all have equal rights and opportunities. But there are obviously racial disparities, right? For example, the average white household is more wealthy than the average black household. There is a world of variables that need to be considered when talking about this one.
First of all, most black households today, are single-parent households. Just like our white counter-parts single parents with kids are going to have a hard time making ends meet with only one source of income. Most of these single-parent households are single mothers. Which means that they will most likely take more time off and not work in any of the STEM fields or in a job involving business with higher pay.
Plus, you have to look at black culture. I’m not saying that all black culture is bad. But, I am saying that there are aspects of it that promote ideas that are harmful to black youths. Like gang culture, why in the world is this something that is promoted in so many hip-hop and rap songs? Not all, but, a good majority. A lot of black culture does not give our youths the things that they need to be successful adults. A lot of them grow up in environments where all they see is gang stuff and violence and prostitution and drug use and so much of it is not condemned! It’s sad! So, the financial disparities that you see between black people and white people is not due to institutional racism, just like the feminists it has everything to do with choice. Look at our African counterparts, on average they do a lot better in the America, just in general. They immigrate here and they don’t get caught up in all the mess. So how can it be a skin color thing?
Now let’s talk about the riots. Not the uprisings, because that’s not what they were. They were black people looting, burning and destroying their own neighborhoods. Most of which were black-owned businesses. How are you making a positive difference by destroying your own stuff? That’s like a child throwing a tantrum in his room.
Black Lives Matter pick on white people and blame them for any misfortune that befalls them. It’s just really awful and sad to watch my brothers and sisters destroy themselves like this. If BLM truly cared about black lives then why aren’t they marching about all of the gang violence and shooting that goes on in majority black areas? Why haven’t they said anything about the fact that most of the crime in America is caused by black people even though we make up a fairly small percentage of the population? Why haven’t they done anything about the fact that we have the highest abortion rate in the country?
Another thing, why is BLM advocating for segregation? Black only spaces? Are you serious? Black Lives Matter is only trying to send us back to the 60’s. If MLK were alive today he would denounce Black Lives Matter in a heartbeat. They keep saying that they want equality when in reality all they do is try their best to separate black people and put us above white people. That is anything but, equality. It’s just like the feminists. They complain about inequality and don’t take into account all of the variables that led them to be in the situation that they are. Just like the feminists, they think of themselves as completely blameless in every situation.
Also, why do they keep bringing up slavery? Newsflash: YOU WERE NOT A SLAVE. The white people that you keep blaming for your unhappiness, THEY WERE NOT SLAVE OWNERS. If one of my ancestors was a serial killer then should I be jailed for his or her crimes? That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense does it? That is what Black Lives Matter sounds like when they talk about slavery.
Once again, I just want to say that I am a black woman. I hate discrimination and when there are instances of true racial discrimination you can bet that I will side with whoever was discriminated against whether they are black or white or Hispanic or whatever. I’m just tired of the lies and the hate. I know that a lot of people will probably disagree with me on a lot of things that I’ve said here on my blog. Feel free to comment or message me on my Twitter. Also, if you do I want you to know that calling me names with the caps lock on is not an argument. If you feel that you can school me better on this issue or on anything I’ve talked about on my blog absolutely feel free to comment or whatever.
Thank you for reading,