Black lives matter, how can anyone not know this message?
It is an anti racist movement that is worldwide. But why say ‘Black lives matter’ and not ‘All lives matter’? Is this not a racist message itself?
If you scroll through anything at the moment, you will see similar agreement from a hell of a lot of people.
Racism appears like hate, classifying by people who literally cannot see past a judgement made about another based solely on an appearance. As everything, it’s more complicated and has many layers. It’s systemic and it’s historic.
But humans are contradictory. Everybody is familiar with the names of George Floyd or Rodney King but how many remember the name of Alan Kurdi?
His unnecessary death also caused global headlines, a death caused by a failed system. Is there a world caste system that silently determines White – Black – refugee??
Are the huge BLM protests and marches borne of something greater than racism? Disparate people having no positive outlook on life?
It’s not about black lives, it’s about how changing the way people understand human dignity. It is actually about humanity.
Black people want safety, and they want an equal crack at a life. They have neither, and that’s why Black Lives Matter, matters.
Ben and David share their thoughts.