Black Lives Matter memes going viral last few days, after the death of George Floyd. We gather the best ones so far. Check them out after the text…
The Black Lives Matter movement is about disproportionate police brutality against black people. It is clearly about one problem in the world. When people say “all lives matter” they are not saying it because they care about all people, they are saying it because people are talking about a problem that doesn’t affect them.
Imagine a group of people raising money for breast cancer research, and then somebody comes up to them and says “all cancer kills people, you shouldn’t focus on breast cancer research.” That’s essentially what “all lives matter” is doing.
Black lives matter doesn’t mean that ONLY black lives matter, it means black lives matter too.
Institutional racism can be explained like this. When black people move into mostly-white areas, the price of the area goes down. Businesses are less likely to open in poorer areas because a good businessman knows they won’t make money. This makes it harder to find a job in a poorer area. It also makes it hard to move to a different area. School-zones also hold black people back since poor schools will provide poor education. Over-policing of black areas leads to more arrests (ex: whites&blacks smoke weed at an almost equal amount, but blacks are 273% more likely to be arrested for possession) which dismantles families and makes it much harder to earn money. Nixon’s aide even admitted that the war on drugs targeted blacks. When a black person stands trial, they are likely to get a much heavier sentence than a white person. Also, through media black people are portrayed as gangbangers/stupid/villains. The subtle hatred of black people was so deep that it only became illegal to fire people for their natural hair in SOME states 2019.
Also, look into the Tuskeegee experiment. This is hard proof the government knows they can get away with murdering black people.
So when people say black lives matter rather than all lives matter, it’s because they are specifically talking about black struggles and injustices.