Do Black Lives Matter?

‘Black Lives Matter’  …  but not as much as white lives matter. Right? Just as any person of color.

Ask them if …

Black Lives Matter to police?

Black Lives Matter to the justice system?

Black Lives Matter to the legal system?

I don’t know what it’s like to be black in America. I live in a white world.

I don’t know what it’s like to be ignored or dismissed because of the color of my skin.

I don’t know what it’s like to be fearful for my sons every time they leave the house in case they become a police target.

I don’t know what it’s like to be run down by white people in a neighborhood where I happen to be jogging.

I don’t know what it’s like to be refused a place to live because of discrimination.

I don’t know what it’s like to be the minority on an all white campus.

I don’t know what it’s like to be hired last and fired first because my skin is not white.

I don’t know what it’s like to have police ram down my door of my apartment on a no-knock raid and shoot me dead – before I could tell them they were in the wrong house.

I don’t know what it’s like to have to control the beating of my heart when a cop is present.

I don’t know so many things. But I do know that black lives do not matter as much as white lives. Black people are dismissed. Black issues are ignored. Black lives are a target for police.

ALL LIVES MATTER – but they don’t. Not really. Just ask any person of color.

And when they do, just listen.


#BLM

4 thoughts on “Do Black Lives Matter?

  1. I think there is a strong movement here that will truly affect change in our system. I hope so. Black people are telling their stories and finally others are listening. And it’s so long overdue.
    Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. You make the world a better place. 🙂

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  2. My neighbor, who is black, invited several policemen to her house for dinner last week. They sat and talked while eating good food, and got to know each other. Is that a positive solution for these problems we’re having or what?

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  3. OH my yes! What a wonderful solution – to have a conversation! And to have it in a peaceful environment while sharing food. Now we need to expand that from house to house across the nation. Thanks so much for sharing!

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