So many become enraged over the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” If no one understands why others are upset about it then they’re not thinking deeply. Others may perceive the phrase saying that only black lives matter. When all lives matter so the phrase could create some racial tension. It’s all about perception. There’s nothing wrong with saying that black lives matter but it would be respectful to say that “All Lives Matter.” All lives matter to God and lives should matter to us.
First off even when the phrase being spoken all over the world. People shouldn’t try to initiate a race war. There’s been attacks behind the phrase and other communications that some may perceive as disrespectful. We should be trying to contribute “peace.” I suppose no one considers civil rights or all that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went through to create peace and to stop segregation. Dr. King wanted all races to unite. It was an advocate for not only African Americans but for “unification of the races.” There will always be someone who wants to get things jumbled up.
We must use our peaceful minds and not be enslaved by negativity. Lives matter even when the phrase is used. Just because it isn’t stated all of the time that doesn’t mean that people are saying that all lives aren’t important. It’s just that African Americans have faced so much discrimination and sometimes the emotions run high so others may perceive that they’re not caring about other races. Not true. There’s been so many deaths related to hate. If love settles in a place then people wouldn’t be so racially hostile and there will be more “calmness.” Anyone trying to start a race war is setting themselves up for failure.
We should respect our culture and we should respect others as well. Some people are so in tuned with drama that they’ll try to initiate a race war and then run and hide. Even if one wasn’t born in the 50’s or 60’s. They should have civil rights history. President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers history. A peaceful mindset can detour us away from thinking that it’s a race battle. It’s not, everyone has a right to show concern for their culture, that doesn’t mean that they’re not concerned about others.
When a group has been through so much they become emotional and they want solutions. We don’t need any added problems. We all can live together peacefully. We should love everyone and stop perceiving that there’s hate because a certain group states concern for their people. Slavery is over but discrimination remains and it needs to cease but the reality is. Discrimination will be here because of people’s mindsets. Love is what we need. We can all leave peacefully if we put our minds to it.
“Unification is Something Dr. King Taught. He Wanted Peace for African Americans and for People of all Color.”
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While being here we will come across some kind people, amusing people, and some cynical people. We’re all different and we’ll come across some people who either don’t understand where we’re coming from or won’t care to understand. That’s alright. Here’s the thing if you’re passionate about something then continue and it doesn’t matter who doesn’t like it or not. We shouldn’t be here for popularity contests. So if you need to say it, feel the need to stand up, then do so.
Everything isn’t funny to everyone so some may perceive things the wrong way and that’s how it is sometimes. There’s no surprise that cynics will come out of the woods. Look at the Presidential Race. Some perceived it as a circus. Could be right but we can not change how people will preceive things. Sometimes we go overboard with playing around and it can get a bit messy. Those things happen.
Sometimes we observe who we should keep our distance from and then that’s what we’ll do. No matter what people think we can speak our mind as long as it doesn’t become threatening. If we allow people to run all over us then that’s what they’ll do. There has to be a line drawn. Martin Luther King Jr. was a well spoken and straight to the point man. He was passionate about equality and loving people ofcall races.
He received threats and his family was attacked but he believed in his vision and his “purpose.” Anyone having sonething to say runs the risk of being attacked in some way but that shouldn’t divert the passion. We can stand up for ourselves. We can be bold, brave, and courageous. Where there’s cynics. There’s kindness. Everyone won’t think the same or behave the same but we can be vocal when we feel the need to do so.
We live in a world filled with envy and it’s something that we have to deal with or go on an Island and not deal with it. President Obama received hate messages, comments, and people have disapproved of him not only for his Presidential position but because of where he came from. We shouldn’t be surprised about how so many behave. Anyone standing up for something is in a position to be attacked in sone way.
One can run and hide or continue living their passion. We have to remembet that anyone having to be antagonist then find those who really are filled with love and focus on them. We can’t live our lives to please everyone but we can stand up for someone or take a stand on what we feel is right. Even Jesus was attacked and he is tge son of God. That clearly shows that the flesh can be something else.
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Change is something we can’t do anything about. Whether could or bad. change will occur. We’ve been through many changes and we fought our way through many issues. How far our we? It seems we still have a lot of work to do. A lot of growing and appreciating where we are now. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked very hard to make sure that we have the rights that we currently have today. Do we appreciate them? Well, if you watch the news or go out in your neighborhoods. You may say, “yes and no.”
Those who were marching with Dr. King may appreciate it more but it appears that there’s way too many of us that don’t. We may take for granted those rights Dr. King, Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X died for. They wanted unity and not all civil rights leaders have the same views but all of them have the same agenda. We’ve read the history books and watched movies about how difficult it was for African Americans and the difficulties still exist.
A lot of the difficulties we generate ourselves and others come form a different source but in order to see a better change. We must be willing to change ourselves. Change our way of thinking. There’s a lot of anger and it’s directly at one another. We should want better for our communities, for the youth, and for ourselves. Yes, we know we’re aware about police brutality but there’s a bigger issue that needs to be addressed.
Discrimination within our own culture exist and we should be embracing one another but that is rarely seen today. How would we feel if our rights were taken away? Would we be more appreciative then? Maybe or maybe not. If we want better results then we have to demonstrate that we deserve to have them. Fighting one another just won’t do. Loving one another will allow others to see the correct way to treat us. “If we don’t demonstrate love then others won’t demonstrate it either.”
Hate kills but love will help us heal. If we don’t stop killing one another then we will see a greater decline in professional careers such as doctors, lawyers, teachers and leaders. Our children are dying in front of their homes. Shouldn’t we be concerned about that? Change starts with us.
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