Disclaimer: This post contains my thoughts and opinions, and it is not my intention to hurt anybody because I love y’all. I decided to write this post seeing so much happening around the world. I understand this is a sensitive topic to be discussed, but please remember to keep comments mindful and respectful. Lotta love xx
This post is a very important post to me, with everything going on lately. I hate all forms of racism, and I believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of skin color. Seeing people being racist to black people is disgusting. It is revolting.
Protests are breaking out all over America. No, scrap that. All over the WORLD. In the midst of a global pandemic. In these protests, several people are dying, being sprayed with pepper spray and being injured.
Police brutality is something that exists and can’t be denied, especially in the USA. Police should be somebody you should be able to go to for help, but when they start committing the crimes, who will we go to? However, labeling all police as brutal, racist people is downright wrong. Injuring and shouting at police officers, automatically assuming they are racist and horrible is wrong. For what a few police officers did, you CANNOT abuse all police officers.
What I’ve understood is that George Floyd was an African-American man who was alleged of paying at a store with a counterfeit $20 bill. He was arrested by police a little time after. It is controversial whether he tried resisting, but what everyone knows for sure is this: a police officer pressed his knee onto George Floyd’s neck for EIGHT STRAIGHT MINUTES. George Floyd was repeatedly telling the officer that he couldn’t breathe but the officer didn’t listen and didn’t stop until after it was too late.
I don’t know what the police were thinking, I don’t know whether bystanders called for help or not but all I know is this: an officer murdered a man for a damn twenty dollar bill. What the actual heck was he thinking?An officer. A POLICE officer. An officer who is supposed to save lives took a man’s life for a twenty dollar bill.
This is injustice.
Change starts with US. We cannot stop racism with violence or guns. We need to educate ourselves about racial discrimination. WE first need to stop being racist to people, black or not.
When I was in Kindergarten, I was taught that peach was skin color. Now, I realised that most band-aids match my skin color perfectly. I realised that finding foundation is easy for me. I realised the benefit non-blacks have over black people. I realised that all along, I was taught that my peachy skin tone was the “normal” one. And my question is, why? Why can’t we have other colored crayons apart from peach also labelled as “skin-colored”? Why can’t we have more Barbies from different ethnicities?
We need to be more accepting of people. We need to treat people the same. Again, change starts with US.
I have never experienced the racism a black person would have experienced, and I understand I will never understand the pain in that. But I have had my fair share of racist remarks for being Indian that had me feeling extremely upset.
I am not black, but I will stand by you. I will fight for you.
Black lives matter, and deserve to be heard.
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