I absolutely hate talking about anything going on in the world because we all have different opinions. You know as a BLACK person who’s really angry I’ve decided to talk about this. I’m hurting and feel lost. Come on y’all, it’s 2016! Last night I couldn’t sleep and kept tossing in my bed, going over and over everything. For the first time in my life I feel unsafe, scared for my life, lost, hurt, and angry.
You should take a stand to protect all lives, not just a certain category of people. Why doesn’t it feel like we people of color matter? I grew up with cops in my family here and in Haiti. Why is it that all of a sudden when I see cops, I get so anxious and worried that I MIGHT not make it home? I’m worried that I might be the next Sandra Bland or Trayvon Martin ..Is it normal for me to feel like this? If something were to happen, I don’t think I would call cops because I don’t know which one I might be getting. Growing up, my family always taught me to treat cops with respect because they are here to protect us. In all honesty, I don’t feel as safe as I should.
When you think about it, we are all immigrants who came from all different places. A long time ago, Native Americans where living here. Which you then killed to bring in slaves from Africa to come build your wealth…. Please explain to me why you feel the FUCKING right to treat us any different??
We are quick to go to other countries to fight in these fucking wars that aren’t our business to begin with. How about you train these ignorant better before sending them out there to “protect us” because their actions are showing the opposite.
How do I explain to my future kids, nephews, nieces, that, because you are black, you are most likely to be killed, thrown in jail, or given a life sentence, no matter if you are right or wrong? How do I tell them that certain attires aren’t meant for them because of their skin color? How will I explain to them that church is not really a safe place, when it’s supposed to be. Even better, tell me how we expect the girlfriend of Philando Castile to explain to their daughter the reason of her dad’s death? I’m pretty sure this cop has a family. How would he feel if the last thing your daughter saw of you, was someone killing you? Losing a parent is never easy, no matter how old you are. I’ve lost a parent, so I absolutely know the pain that each person is going through. Funny thing, I knew my father had diabetes, that at any moment the game could be over for him, but these people went out and never came back. Their lives were taken away from them because they were humans with a different skin tone.
I see people who wish to come here for better opportunity, but I always say no to them because they might be the next HASHTAG.
I used to think, “why don’t these people do as they are told?” The reason I used to think like that is because the media portrayed these people to be the worst. But as I got older, I saw what it truly is. Now I think they should freeze in the moment because if they reach to their pocket as they are told, they might not be making out it alive. How ironic is that?
I remember vividly watching the guy who went and shot the people in Charleston being walked out of his house, handcuffed and with a bullet vest on. I couldn’t help but imagine if it was one of my people, how we would have been treated differently.
Yes, all lives matter but BLACK lives matters the most at the moment because we are the one who are not being treated fairly. There are countless situations where I’ve seen us people of color being treated really badly. I am so tired of reading news about the violence against people of color. It’s 2016, shouldn’t it be different? We have a black president and slavery ended years ago, but still it does not feel like anything has changed.
Clearly, everyone is allowed to carry registered guns, but by everyone you meant to say WHITE people only. When they go on a fucking shooting spree, you come up with excuses. “They were a loner” or “they had mental problems”. I could go down the list. We are being told to listen to officers when they ask us to do something or dress a certain way so you don’t become a target. But seriously, what’s the point? Why do we even elect people on our behalf? I don’t see them doing anything besides meeting with the family to apologize. But what you all fail to realize is that sorry does not erase the pain or the hurt. Stop saying SORRY and do something about it.
WHEN is it going to be ENOUGH?!? Like please tell me I surely don’t want to bring a kid into this type of world. How many of us have to be dead before you understand that black lives matter? Please tell me. Are you that scared of us? Because the number of black educated people is growing higher every day. We are taking the world by storm. Are we that intimidating? Please tell me, are we? Don’t preach what you can’t practice. To all of you police officers who stay silent, you are just as guilty as those murderers. If YOU are scared for your life when you see innocent people, maybe you shouldn’t become a COP after all. I’m just saying. We all have a conscious, so dig deeper and think about it. Think about all of those families that we left in pain and the children that no longer have a father or a mother.
How many more hashtags do we need?? Before we make some changes.
I’ll leave with this “what it is like to be black in America?” Well let see: being treated unfairly, you are automatically guilty, if you successful it’s questionable, if you wear hoodies you most likely part of a gang, if you speak proper English you are seeing as someone who wants to be white, when cops stop you; its most likely like you’ll be dead. You’ll tell me what that say about America …
PS Violence is not the solution to have things change, we need more honest talks, stop staying silent. Take a stand with the minorities. People who can have impact on others raises your voices. Killing the cops IS not the solution. Educate yourself.
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