It’s hard being black in a white dominated world. Even though there’s a movement to dismantle a proven ideal, black lives truly don’t matter, unless they’re doing the bidding of the demons of white supremacy. But even then, they don’t matter compared to that of whites. When it comes to police, it’s obvious everytime a black person’s life is taken at the hands of cops, one way or another. It’s even more obvious if and when those same cops get off with a light sentence, if they are ever punished. Maybe that’s why so many black folks believe in a place called Heaven. We’re living in a virtual Hell on Earth created by white racism.
From day one, black folks are told in some way that they are worthless or just plain rotten. And there are systems in place to ensure they turn into the very thing white racism wants them to be or else they face death. Either we become complicit of white supremacy, accept it for what it is and its definition of who we are, or we face its wrath which could result in our very lives being taken.
Simultaneously, white people are given the red carpet treatment of positivity. The same system gunning for black people, and people of color in general, nurtures and even protects them from the harsh realities of the world. They tell them that their physical features and white skin are testaments of superiority over the human race, that they are predestined to rule the world and everyone on it. In a way, they are as close to God, whom is white Himself through the ideal of white supremacy, as you can get, This is not to say they live in Heaven or that they don’t have problems of their own, but compared to how we got it, they live in a white utopia of basic goodness while we represent the exact opposite.
That is one reason why the Black Lives Matter Movement is threatening to them. It Some white people prefer to think they are the only lives that truly matter, because somewhere in the white racist fold, they are told they are victims of black racism. They are also scared of the reality that their fellow human beings are being devalued. So, instead of facing it, they run away from it.
Black Lives Matter is a loud and proud response to the constant taking of black lives at the hands of the police, the people charged with the responsibility to ‘serve and protect’ but has done anything else but when it comes to black citizens. No where does it advocate that only black lives matter and everyone else’s don’t. It wishes to acknowledge that black lives are worth just as much as whites.
Black lives are depreciated daily through all facets of society. Black Lives Matter is one way of changing that for the sake of humanity. Those who see it as a bad thing obviously need their moral compass fixed.