One life taken away from us, is one life too many.A simple uniform and pale skin, is quite literally letting these countless deluded fools get away with murder. They have taken an oath of protection. Where is this protection?
If anyone does not want to aid in the prevention of racism, however deluded they may be then so be it but to attempt to stop this movement of exposing racists and to excuse it by saying racism does not exist or black people always make everything a race issue, is absurd. It is made a race issue because it is a race issue.
In this day and age, I cannot comprehend how some can lack enough brain cells to make them actually believe that the pigmentation of ones skin has any correlation to their place as a human being. This, to me, is the main problem. Dehumanisation of people of colour by the White, allows them to be treated so brutally. They are simply seen as inferior.
The White refuse to acknowledge their privilege yet they hold onto it so dearly?
There is absolutely no excuse for this brutality however, there is an issue in that, there are certain behaviours being performed by a small minority of darker skin coloured people. Their behaviours are then, all be it wrongly, associated with skin colour and consequently applied to everyone else with similar coloured skin or similar features. Although, without meaning to defend these foolish criminal behaviours, there is always a reason as to why they occur. The percentage of black crime is statistically higher compared to white crime, in America and in the UK. If you research into this, you will find the majority of this crime is committed by the poorer and more lower class in society.
In other words, it is not Jamals skin colour that is making him commit crime, it is his lack of money and position in society and his need of survival. Just as, it is not Geoffrey Smiths’ lovely pale skin that allows him to avoid the need of crime, it is his wealth.
There are simply a lot more black people struggling to make money than white people- due to white privileges.
Of course, this is not to say only poor people commit crime and the richest are completely innocent (just take a look at corporate crime). However my point is that one of the main reasons (not the only) for black crime being statistically higher is due to a lack of money because of white privilege.
It is commendable how well the black youth are doing in terms of education and careers despite the odds against them.
What is ludicrous is it that so many young black people such a Aiyana Jones, are being murdered by a force who have taken an oath of protection, simply because they happen to fall into the category of being black. Every other statistical advantage they have such as gender (statistics say the male crime rate is higher than female), age, wealth or class is ignored but the simple fact they have slightly darker skin makes them a criminal. This little girl is black and in the eyes of the law, that makes her inferior.
So let’s just shoot her? How disgusting.
There is no way to describe this other than quite frankly inhumane.
They have taken an oath of protection yet they are that weak and gutless that the colour of a persons skin, frightens them to the extent of murder.
How is it that we are allowing human beings and our own brothers and sisters to be attacked like this and just lying in bed, scrolling through Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and witnessing this brutality, think about how sad all of this is and then moving on to the next funny post?
How are you just sat there believing this is wrong but doing nothing about it? We see time and time again, black activists fighting against this, we see other people of colour trying to tackle this, but the advantage that white privilege brings, could do wonders for this movement.
As horrible as it is, my voice and the voice of people of colour, still isn’t heard as loudly as the voice of the White. The White bring a power that has no limits and there is simply not enough white voices being raised.
How can they hear you, if you’re silent?
The first thing to understand when someone refers back to ‘white privilege’, is that they are not bashing white people. I have had plenty of conversations where as soon as this term is mentioned, my white counterpart goes into a wall of defence. What I do not understand is why?
White privilege simply refers to the advantages you hold due to your colour and accepting you hold certain privileges in society because of your colour is important because it is a production of oppression and dehumanisation of people of colour.
It is so important you accept your white privilege, wear it with pride and use it for good so eventually, we can demolish it.
If they are not scared of finding out it does exist, they are scared that it eventually may not exist.
Celebrities hold such a great influence in today’s society and can take movements like these to heights we cannot even imagine. I have watched countless amounts of celebrities of colour such as Zendaya, Beyoncé, the usual who have an enormous influence over our youth. They try to bring light to these situations but why is it that white celebrities are not standing up? Agelina Jolie is one of the only white celebrities that I am aware of, actively trying to use her power for unity in terms of race but even her link to black lives is still questionable.
Let’s take a look at the Kardashian and Jenners for example. Some of the most influential people of today. One peep into their Instagram or Twitter accounts, or even a 30 second view of their TV programmes will allow you to see how much they adore the art of black men. How much they adore the art of black women- why else would they be plumping their lips and braiding their hair to the back of their necks, injecting fat or whatever it is they do inject into their bums? Why else would they be tanning their skin as much as they possibly can, without turning into a satsuma?
The beauty of black women is to be desired and appreciated (although cultural appropriation is the wrong way to go about it). They love black culture, they love the art of the way black men and women have been created and the way their bodies curve- the beauty of their skin. They do not love the people of black culture. They only care for black men when they are bouncing up and down their dicks and only care for black women when they can steal their image or imitate their looks. They do not care when the people of their very beloved black culture, are dying.
They hold such a huge influence over today’s generation and could do so much to help prevent this idiocy but I guess it’s only the big penis’ and big buttocks, they see. They turn a blind eye to the pain of those who they are so desperately trying to be.
Other issues such as institutional racism in schools, in prisons and even in hospitals still exists. 7 months into 2016 and it still exists. People are seen with disgust due the simple colour their skin.
We see time and time again, black criminals and white criminals committing the same offences yet the white are receiving much more lenient sentences but why?
Brock Turner, a white male is subjected to 6 months in jail and a mere slap on the wrist whilst Brian Banks, a black male (eventually found not guilty however) is sentenced to 13 years for the same crime of raping an unconscious woman.
All because of the privilege that this vile excuse of a human being, Turner, holds.
He is white.
Despite the white washing of media, if you actively look for it, the information is there. There are so many, in fact, too many people suffering due to the simple fact they do not have white skin. Whether this is financially or socially or whether this is through death.
Awareness is being raised. Now we as a society, as humans really do need to do something about this. We cannot move forward without these white voices alongside ours. We cannot move forward without the white accepting their privilege. We need the power of the white to help. We need unity.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor” – Desmond Tutu.
Yes it is #blacklivesmatter but it should be all lives who care.