Do Black Lives Matter? Yes!!! Why is that even a question? For everybody who keeps asking, “Don’t All Lives Matter…” Nobody said that other lives didn’t matter!!! But until Black & Brown people are seen as human beings and not a fraction of a human; no longer treated with total disregard, disrespect and disdain; no longer locked up for years for things that our European counterparts don’t even go to jail for; no longer killed or beaten like we are worthless and don’t deserve to live or have equal footing, we’re going to keep saying Black Lives Matter.
My hope is that if you are asking that question, you will consider the 8 minutes and 46 seconds it took to kill George Floyd and answer your own question. My hope is that you would please investigate “the why” of these happenings? I mean really, really ask yourself why racism has been so prevalent in this country for 400 years and it took a man being killed in broad daylight by a racist cop who was sworn to serve and protect for an awakening in you. Or, I guess I should ask, are you awake now to the racist, inequalities, disenfranchisements, and marginalized behaviors that exist? Ask yourself the hard questions, check your heart status and then we can have a conversation! Maybe if you watch this video clip that lasts for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, you will get a better picture of what we live with everyday!
Yes!! Black Lives Matter!!! Take good care!!