Black Lives Matter

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

Hey guys!

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.

Thank you guys so much for reading this post, and on a lighter note, we’ve reached 100 followers! Thank you all so much for your support and a celebratory post is coming out soon, and so is a q and a. If you guys have any questions about me, comment below. When commenting about this post, please remember to be respectful.

What are your views on this topic? Do you have any questions about me for the q and a? Have an awesome week! Anna xx

28 thoughts on “Black Lives Matter”

  1. You have an incredible voice. You used it in this post and I can hear it. Your thoughts are very well portrayed and I love how you’ve maturely presented your views, opinions and the facts. The examples are well thought of. Great job!
    Also, congratulations on getting a 100 followers!!

    1. Thank you so much!! I’ve always wanted to hear that! It means so much ❤ And thank you again! If you have any questions about me for the q and a, you can comment them down here:)

      1. My pleasure! 😊 You deserved it! ❤️
        Oh! I hardly know you right now, so I don’t know what to ask. I’ll surely pop in a question, if I have something in mind 😊

      2. Tysm! Ok just pop in a question when it comes to you! Your encouraging comments made my day ❤

  2. Thank you for using your voice to make a difference!
    Questions –
    If you had to choose between only being able to read or only being able to write, which would you pick?
    If you had the attention of everyone in the world for five minutes, what would you say?

    1. Thank you so much xx That makes me feel so good about myself! Tysm for the questions as well:)

  3. Totally agree on your post right here, and by the way congratulations on your milestone Anna!! Mm, let me see, what’s one skill you don’t have but wish you do? Would love to know your answer! ❤️

  4. Hey Anna,
    I thought this post was simply amazing and I’m very proud you, also the fact that you used the littlest things for this big protest tells us that you’re amazing and you truly care about the Black Lives Matter. I mean nobody,no matter the good or bad deserves to die like THAT!
    Congratulations on your 100+ followers because you deserved it and I hope you get more… I wish there were more people like you in this world, can that happen?
    Loads of Love,
    Srisha xx

    1. Aw thank you so much Srisha! I feel very strongly about racism so I decided to do this post even if I’m not American. Exactly! No-one deserves to die such a cruel death.
      Thank you so much for such a nice comment and you are truly so sweet!
      ❤ ❤
      Anna xxxxx

  5. OH! And check out Billie’s post on Instagram, she typed 4 pages about the Black Lives Matter and how All Lives Matter shouldn’t exist right now, in this moment. I’ll give you the link to the screenshots I took.
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/–olRmT5QoUw/Xvzy8EWhjZI/AAAAAAAACsY/QLKaUZ_W0w4rRlZ6a2Yzjn1BciMfaYi7gCK8BGAsYHg/s0/2020-07-01.jpg (First Page)
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VYqHK605EkE/Xvz2kphTybI/AAAAAAAACsk/S_3kOPPkwNkAm1_pJHiFVZJVIiIT-KfMQCK8BGAsYHg/s0/2020-07-01.jpg (Second page)
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jwIrUpkpa_s/Xvz2l507cSI/AAAAAAAACso/YTG0f6VhQt4zQ7ICH0zyctT9necAbzRoQCK8BGAsYHg/s0/2020-07-01.jpg (Third page)
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-42SMGJfiFsI/Xvz2m1WsDJI/AAAAAAAACss/Y3EeHSWRHmE_TmjsamzXGP-zRH5Y57IwgCK8BGAsYHg/s0/2020-07-01.jpg (Fourth page)
    Tell me if the links work, and if not then it’s on Billie’s Instagram.
    — Srisha xx
    (Loads of words, isn’t it?😂😂)

    1. Omg Billie is so right. I love how she speaks her mind! I think that’s a very respectable trait. Thank you for the links! I really needed to see that:))
      Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments xx
      Anna ❤
      (haha on't worry long comments are my fav!)

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