Black Lives “Matter”

Oh Black Lives Matter, how you irritate the hell out of me. You claim to be campaigners dedicated to ending violence and systemic racism towards black people when in reality you are accomplishing nothing at all. In fact, the only thing this movement is doing is creating an environment where black children grow up believing that every obstacle they face is by some shadowy figure in the background out to get them solely based on the color of their skin and they'll never succeed in that environment.

Michael Brown

First of all, your entire movement only gained tremendous stride over the killing of Michael Brown, which as it turns out, was completely justified. It annoys the hell out of me that people decide to ignore the facts and listen to the lies that the media spews out for ratings. It's ridiculous. Michael Brown attempted to assault the officer and all those chants of "hands up, don't shoot" are complete b.s.

Secondly, while you claim to be combating violence, you engage in destructive riots that lay waste to private property and injure the lives of innocent civilians and law enforcement. Take the riots that happened in Ferguson; dozens of cars and businesses were set ablaze and at least 13 people were seriously injured, yet the only thing this uprising achieved was a large bill for the city of Ferguson.

Thirdly, the notion that cops are carrying out a mass genocide against black people is utter nonsense. Don't believe me, listen to the facts: In 2015, 50% of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, while only 26% were black. Roughly 13% of the population (blacks make up 13% of the population of the U.S.) is responsible for over 57% of murders and 76% of assaults in the country. A police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black person than a police officer killing an unarmed black person. 93% of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks. In 2015, nearly 6,000 blacks were killed by other blacks while only 258 blacks were killed by cops.

Instead of wasting your goddamn time protesting about police shootings that are as rare as lightning strikes, the Black Lives Matter movement should focus on issues that are truly affecting the lives of Black people across the nation. Here are a few statistics to show what I'm talking about: 1/3 of all black teenagers are not graduating high school. In the same amount of time that the Civil Rights Movement has gained such tremendous stride, the single motherhood rate of the black community has jumped from 20% to 79%. And of course, there's black on black crime which claims many more lives than police shootings do.

What they should do. The Black Lives Matter movement should restructure their agenda to combat the issues pressing the black community today such as increasing crime rates among black youth and poverty affecting hundreds of thousands of black families in cities such as Chicago. And advocating for a smaller police force is not the way to go about this. Instead, change must begin within the black community and this culture that glorifies violence and non-commitment must be dealt with immediately. In addition to this, supporting politicians that will actually work for the black community, unlike those phony democrats who have kept blacks in poverty for years, will also aid in a new movement confronting the actual threats facing black Americans today.

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