We have all seen the tag, the protests, the violence, the anger, but has anyone seen the racism?
When I initially raised the question, I was called a racist.
Well, I suppose it is based in the realm of “it’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand”.
Since I am a human, I understand that ALL LIVES matter. It is not about black lives, it is about lives in general.
Race doesn’t matter. They tell us time and time again about the inequality of their particular race (or gender for that matter). For those of us that do not see race as an issue, because we have moved on, or those that make efforts at being color blind see this as garbage.
So we are supposed to believe that black lives matter more than any others? That is racist by the way that I was taught.
We know that racism is only tolerable if it is done by a minority. (see also American Latino Media Arts Awards, Miss Black USA)
After you refresh yourself on the definition… that do you think? Is #BlackLivesMatter racist? Should it be simply #LivesMatter?
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.
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.“a program to combat racism”