Black lives do not matter to #BlackLivesMatter
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I for one do not believe this is true, or if it is then the movement is clearly misguided. Therefore I am for the statement: "Black lives do not matter to #BlackLivesMatter".
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I wish con a good debate.
I believe that many people who have lost a family member because of the police need a place where they can meet up and share their stories, when that is said i think BLMs agenda goes well beyond just racial problems but also includes the police using excessive force when operating
The BLM movement began in 2013 in response to the shooting of the African-American teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman (a white-Hispanic). As you have already mentioned the movement itself usually devotes its time protesting against police brutality. Although have you noticed a rather common trend among the BLM movement? Yes that is right. Every case involves a white man (or a white-mixed raced individual) shooting an, always, "innocent" black person - usually a teen. Could it be that white people are inherently racist towards black people? Could it be that white people, cops especially, just hate black teens? No. I sense misinformation - or if not then ignorance.
Let's review the facts.
1) 90% of black murder victims were murdered by someone black, according to crime statistics conducted in 2013. Yet why do we not see #BLM trending on twitter or why do we not see members of the black community protesting about this - when a black person murders a black person. One explanation could be that it simply isn't as politically strong an argument. If they use the narrative that white people, a "privileged" social class, have murdered a "helpless", and "oppressed" social class, black individual then their message of black lives mattering is more strongly reinforced - plus they are able to use the "we're oppressed and need extra privileges" card. My point is if black lives truly mattered to #BLM then why do they seemingly not care that 90% of black murder victims are in fact murdered by blacks themselves - 90%, think about that.
2) 54% of African-American families live with only their mother - therefore fatherless. If black lives mattered to #BLM then they'd be campaigning for families to stick together. It is rather obvious why. The main influences in your life are your parents. So to have one is on its own a bad start for the child(ren) growing up. But in the specific context of African-American families it tends to be more devastating. The father's disappearance can be due to things such as the father being in jail, being in a gang (for gang-culture is a very real and depressing thing), being the kind of individual who sleep with many women - leaving the child to be a "mistake". Now of course this does not go for everybody, and it is mainly in the "dodgy" parts of America - but still, where are #BLM on these kinds of things? Even if the reason for a child(ren) growing up without a father is due to a reason as simple as the parents broke up with each other it can still be a troublesome time for the child. #BLM should be caring about the life that is the child. A promising youngster who may have achieved great things for themself and their community had they not experienced life growing up fatherless, having no personal role-model to look up to (this is partly why disproportionately black men rather than women commit crime, because people tend to look up to the parent they share the same gender with).
3) Not to mention quite simply that a lot of the cases where #BLM protested as a result of the shootings were instances where the shooting of such black individual was justified - cases whereby the black individual posses a threat to the white, usually a cop, individual.
It is my belief that either #BLM are too ignorant to realize that it is blacks themselves that are hurting their livelihood more so than whites. Or, #BLM have an agenda to use their "oppression" points to shame white people, the so-called "privileged" people, with the intention of receiving special treatment by society - the likes of affirmative action and so on.
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Vote Placed by Ubermensch-Tsoa 3 months ago
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