Why do only Black lives matter?Watch
Though I'd argue that whilst racism is a huge problem in America the issue of the apparent disposability of life is more an issue of gun control than bigotry. There will always be racist scumbags, the solution is taking the guns off them, because we aren't going to change the mind of every racist.
Every time a Black person gets killed by police it seems to receive media attention in the West while killings of non-Black people receive little to no attention whatsoever.
Of course, black lives don't matter "more", but they deserve our more attention to right a historical legacy that should shame humanity.
The implication is obviously Black lives matter (too). Not (Only) Black lives matter.
What pisses me off though is that when someone says All Live Matter they all lose their s*** some guy said "black lives matter, all lives matter" on tele and he was forced to do a public apology LOL so pathetic
This 'Boohoo I'm oppressed too!' Rhetoric is maddening
Most people shot by police (in North America) aren't African American, and there have actually been more white and Hispanic people shot while unarmed by police in the US this year than African Americans. Yet the only cases we see in the headlines involve African Americans. This reporting bias just serves to further distort perceptions. While African Americans do indeed experience racism from police, it's not the life-threatening epidemic it's made out to be, I don't think. A black man is about a thousand times more likely to be shot by some black gangbanger than by a racist police officer. And when we take into account the higher-than-average rate of violent crime African American men commit as a demographic, it accounts for a large share of disproportionate use of deadly force used by police.
To reintroduce facts, here are a few stats re treatment of blacks by US law enforcement:
1) African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites, which does not reflect the proportion of criminal acts when compared to other races.
African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population.
2) 5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites
3) African Americans serve virtually as much time in prison for a drug offense (58.7 months) as whites do for a violent offense (61.7 months).
Then there are the anecdotes. For example, recently Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a police officer ON CAMERA, most of which occurred when he was already prone on the ground. Blacks say such incidents are not rare, but part of a pattern of police brutality that is racially biased.
As an American, I do not relish sharing these views, but they are indisputable.
However in many parts of the world, especially in America, it seems as if black lives are the only lives that doesn't seem to matter. It is actually a shame that we have to remind people that black lives matters as much as everyone else's lives, because it still shows that racism is still a big problem in the world.
Yes of course, ALL lives do matter, but they do not have to be constantly reminded this. Why? because black people are the ones that is treated as an outcast in society. Have you not read about the case of Sandra Bland? Things like that are the reasons why we are told that "Black lives matter"... Because they do... as much as every one else's.