The Pros And Cons Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

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In a previous Inquisitr article, I wrote about the Twitter firestorm that erupted concerning the All Lives Matter movement after the incident in which a gunman shot and killed five police officers in Dallas, Texas, last Thursday. It angered many people and the question was raised as to why the All Lives Matter movement is so offensive right now. I decided to write another article to try to explain why the ALM movement is wrong at this time. In another day and time, the movement would be something we could all aspire to, but many don’t understand the reason why Black Lives Matter more right now. It is not to condemn other races, or say that any other lives don’t matter, but the BLM movement was born out of prejudice against people of color.…show more content…
Aside from being born out of contempt for the Zimmerman acquittal, the movement has become so much more than an outcry for justice. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was created using the words of community activist Alicia Garza who wrote a heartfelt Facebook post that ended with those words. Since then, the movement has moved from social media into the streets, with BLM followers holding peaceful protests around the country to decry racial discrimination.

I get the Black Lives Matter movement. I too have said that all lives matter, but in the current context, no lives matter more than black lives right now because they are right, far too many black lives have been taken unnecessarily. Many people have demonized the BLM movement because of the words of a few people who have threatened the lives of white
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Think about this — don’t judge a whole group or race for the actions of a few extremists. For some examples, don’t judge all Muslims by the actions of ISIS extremists. Don’t judge all Christians by what the Westboro Baptist Church followers do. Don’t judge all policemen for the actions of a few. Don’t judge all white people by the actions of the KKK and white supremacists, and most importantly, don’t judge the Black Lives Matter movement by the actions of a few extremists like the Dallas shooter.

Although the BLM group does not condone violence, many of their followers have said that violence should be met with violence, and have gone so far as to say white people should be killed so that they know “what it feels like.” The Dallas shooter even said that he wanted to kill white people, mainly white police officers, and that is what he accomplished. Unfortunately, many have said that he was justified in his actions, but again, the BLM group website denounced his
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