Since the hashtag and social-justice-rallying-cry #BlackLivesMatter has been going viral this past week, I thought it would be time for a reality check.
How can we be so naive to now proclaim that black lives matter all of a sudden, (frequently in reference to racial police brutality), while ignoring the actual legitimate scourges of the black community?
Newsflash: Suddenly tweeting and hash-tagging that black lives matter, isn’t going to magically make them matter any more than they do now. You know why? Because without an actual plan of action, and knowing what to target to enact real change, your tweets won’t make a difference; not a meaningful one anyways.
Black Lives Don’t Matter. How could they? Our society has made sure that they don’t, but the real culprit isn’t who most people think it is.
If you want to enact real change, you need to find the actual culprit, and it’s not the police. Now, are there actual instances of racial police brutality? Of course; but they are in the vast minority compared to the real culprits, and the incident involving Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown was not one of them. The real scourge? Black people themselves. Here are the real scourges of the black community, as well as what you can do to enact actual change and prove that you really do believe that black lives actually matter:
1. BLACK PEOPLE KILL EACH OTHER
Did you know that black people are killing each other at a higher rate than all other causes of black deaths combined? And I’m not talking about violent crimes and murders that blacks commit against other blacks. [Read more…]