Normal every-day white people are insulted by the phrase, “Black Lives Matter”, (BLM) because the presumption is that white folks need to be reminded of the sanctity of black lives. How racist, patronized and insulting, assuming that of an entire race of people.
Isn’t generalizing by race a major complaint that blacks have about how they believe whites view them?
Not a single person I know discounts the value of a life based on skin color. There is not a shred of empirical evidence to back up that outrageous claim.
If BLM leadership sincerely cared about all black lives, they would be focused on America’s major cities, figuring out why blacks are killing each other at alarming and increasing rates.
Over Father’s Day weekend in Chicago, there were 104 people shot, 15 left dead including a 3-year old. The weekend before, 84 shot, 24 dead, shooters and victims predominantly black. Last year Chicago had 2151 shootings with 492 dead. This year it looks like those numbers will increase.
71% of those killed in Chicago are black and 75% of their murders are also black.
Didn’t notice any BLM rallies in Chicago protesting this on-going tragedy.
Black lives seem to matter more to BLM when they are taken by white police officers being videoed for public consumption. While the death of George Floyd was unwarranted, the murder of an innocent three-year-old in Chicago ought to foment more outrage than a career felon dying during the investigation of a crime in which he was involved.
BLM isn’t interested in solving problems any more than Al Sharpton wants to end racism. Both need controversy, animosity and ignorance in order to advance an agenda and create a payday. If you point this out, you will be labeled a racist, your point of view marginalized while you are effectively censored.
BLM doesn’t seek a discussion, they demand your submission.
Shifting blame, controlling the narrative and refusing to take responsibility is BLM’s strategy. As long as this kind of race-baiting goes on, the actual solutions are ignored and the problems only worsen.
White people are now demanded to solve the black’s problems by admitting their privilege, prostrating themselves by taking a knee and publicly groveling as a form of virtue signaling.
A 75% out-of-wedlock birth rate, broken families and blacks killing each other in records numbers are realities hard to pin on the myths of systemic racism or white privilege.