I see a lot of white people who try to make BLM all about them, their thoughts, their feelings, their ideas, their self-consciousness, their fears, their worries, their theories, and their overall self. Not about the number of African American murder victims who lost their lives for no legitimate reason at all by someone who took an oath to serve and protect them. A lot of white people will even speak as if BLM's ultimate goal is to please and impress them and cater to their ideas about race. Most of the time when I hear a white person here speak about Black Lives Matter, it's nothing more than a defensive, angry, borderline whiny dialogue where they are defending their whiteness and pretending that BLM is some group that revolves around white people when the fact is that it was created because African Americans keep being unrightfully harmed and killed by American cops. It's really gross to watch African Americans stand up for themselves because their people have been going through that nonsense with American cops for CENTURIES then white people interrupt the message and try to make it all about them.
What do you think?
- Yes, it is self-absorbed.78% (7)35% (7)48% (14)Vote
- No, it is not self-absorbed.22% (2)65% (13)52% (15)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
As a black American I have to say that I agree.
Too much insensitivity, and lack of humanity, for the black lives that were tragically lost and the loved ones of those slain victims.
Now THAT is the main issue that BLM is targeting.
On the flipside, yes some of the police victims were current/former criminals and weren't ideal citizens. However, criminals, regardless of ethnicity, are still human, and deserve their human rights and humanity to remain intact.
The "he/she was breaking the law" , "he/she was a thug (code word for n-word)", "he/she had bad grades in school", or any other way to taint the character of the victim to be less than perfect,
is the main tool the racists use to systematically dehumanize my people to the masses.
Criminal or not, gangster or not, A student or D student, regardless of race... we are all human and have humanity. Don't belittle anyone else's.
THAT is the goal of BLM.2
Most Helpful Girl
It's very self centered when people do that. If it has nothing to do with you, why get upset about it? BLM was made by 3 black women for black people. There's a Latino Lives matter and a Native lives matter as well. There's no reason to be in your feelings about a group pushing for equality especially when it has nothing to do with you at all.2