As some of my followers know, we are a mixed bag of several nationalities and races. My family, that is. I was born ‘color blind’…(not literally) and it never bothered me one way or another. I love all my children for who they are. I have also experienced racism as a white woman (although I look Mediterranean, as I am third generation Italian)..That being said, I hear different things from my grown children about The Black Lives Matter movement. I just see the protests on television.
I also know that the children that are part black have different views than my children that are white.
I was confused so asked two different men about the movement. One man was a middle aged black man, one a middle aged white man. (I meet the most interesting people at the laundry mat)!! Both of them agreed on what the movement was about.
They both said the same thing. That the Black Lives Matter Movement is to raise awareness of racism against people of color, the goal being equal pay, equal rights, and to end racial profiling with the police. Neither man could answer why some of the protests I have seen are filled with phrases such as, ‘What do we want’? Dead Cops! and so forth….they both said it was just ‘the radical branch of the movement’….
My question to them was, ‘If that’s the case, shouldn’t the leaders of the movement emphasize Peaceful Protest, which is fine and a Right under the Constitution’? ‘Isn’t this type of language stirring up racial unrest, which is what the Movement is against’? They both agreed, ‘Yes’.
Well, I got my question answered but I still don’t understand why some of the leaders don’t tamp down on the violent rhetoric….
And I really do wish that our Leaders on both state and federal levels would address this problem once and for all so that we can end racial unrest, profiling and violence. It really shouldn’t be that hard…
Stop the Violence!!