Unless you've just connected to the internet, you will know about Alton Sterling and Philando Castille. They are two people who were shot to death for no apparent reason. Many people claim that the police officers who shot them were being racist. Were they?
A lot of people don't support the Black Lives Matter movement. I think that most of them just misunderstand the meaning of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Someone will post that, then another person will respond with #AllLivesMatter and then a huge social debate will spring up.
Saying Black Lives Matter doesn't mean that other lives don't matter. All lives definitely matter, and if you don't believe in that, then you are being a little ignorant.
People who believe that black lives matter are only saying that sometimes, black people are discriminated and, they are all fighting for equality. Nobody said that all other movements that support other things must immediately stop in favour of black people. People on the internet just tend to misunderstand.
But sometimes, people take it a bit too far. There was a black man who shot five white police officers, just because of the shootings of Sterling and Castille. The man claimed that he wanted to kill white people. That is racism. If you want to hurt people based on their race, then it's pretty clear that it's racism.
There are also a lot of other groups that are being discriminated. Muslims, trans people, homosexual people, etc. Why don't they get any support? There's so much hate against Muslim people, just because there are a few Islam extremist groups.
Not every Muslim is a terrorist, and not every terrorist is a Muslim. 94% of American terrorist attacks are non-Muslim. And only about .00006625% Muslim people are extremists.
And of course, people hating gay or lesbian people just because that is the way they were born. Trans people, because society believes it is wrong to change your birth gender. Women. Men. Different nationalities. Jews. Native Americans. Disabled people.
There's just so much hate and violence everywhere. I don't think that the world understands that we are all made just as we are supposed to be. You shouldn't JUDGE people because of their individuality. Every one receives hate to some extent. In the end, I think it's all about how you accept the hate. You can lower your head and take it, let people destroy your pride and dignity. Or you can stand up to it. You can change discrimination. Haters will hate, but maybe it's time to change that.
In the future, maybe one day, people will look back on all of this and be disgusted, because in the future, things like this, hate crimes and murders, discrimination, it will cease to exist.
That's what I wish for.
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