Thursday, July 7, 2016

Black Lives Still Matter

Here we go again. In only less than 24 hours apart from each other, two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were killed by police over petty crimes that did not warrant them to take that extreme of an action. And people wonder why black people are a bullet away from being a hashtag?

This is not happening to any other nationality of people but black people. This is happening again, and again, and again, and to only black men, black women, and even to black children.

This should NOT be America. But sadly, this is our America.

With every killing by police brutality, this isn't only about black families suffering, but where every black parent in America has to have a deep discussion with their child/children about this. Not only black families, but all families from white, Hispanic, Asian, and so on. How can we explain this to our children, about this continuous cycle of so many slayings of black people by police?

Who do we call?

The reason behind these killings, what for? Is it really worth it?

I've shared this many times before, but since so many still keep missing the point of #BlackLivesMatter, I have to keep using this as a reminder:

This sums up why black people are only a bullet away from being a hashtag. 

"Black lives matter" doesn't mean that only black lives matter or that all other lives don't matter. 

That's so far from the point. This is the point: 

We've had enough. Enough is enough.

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