#BlackLivesMatter anyone else seeing this as racist?

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.

Why?

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?

rac·ism
ˈrāˌsizəm/
noun
  1. 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.
    1. 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”
      synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia,chauvinism, bigotry, casteism

      “Aborigines are the main victims of racism in Australia”

       

Ferguson, yes I have views too

So the world has been watching to see where this went.

Before I begin, I was not there, nor was I in the grand jury, so I know only what the public knows.

I am in a different camp than Wil Wheaton, and others. I am probably in the minority of Anonymous, as the vocal side is stomping their feet that this was such a travesty.

I do not know what factors told the officer that deadly force was the best reaction.  Perhaps he SHOULD have used a non-lethal.

Am I racist? no, will I be called racist, could be.

We knew that the chance was high that there was going to be trouble either way tonight.  How many riots or destruction has occurred after winning a pro ball game or hockey game? People get overly excited and lose their common sense.

The bottom line is that the grand jury did not see enough to compel ANY of them to put forth charges. Not ONE!

We know from the strong arm robbery shortly before his death, that he was not in his right mind. He may have been kind and gentle normally, but not that day.

Sorry, this was blown way out of proportion, and most of us knew it in August. So much money and time spent. I will not call it it a waste, because our society seemed to feel the need for it to be intense. So be it.

We also knew in August that the masses were no going to accept the outcome.

Now it will go to a civil case where you don’t really have to prove a case. At least not anywhere near as conclusively.

God help those who have been directly impacted; family, friends, the community, even the police…

To those protesting: Please do not rip up your communities…