There are many people on social media, especially in the U.S., who try to justify the killings of unarmed dark skinned people!
There's a specific reason I say dark skinned;
It is important to know that Native Americans are still the most mistreated people in this country! They never have gotten the respect, support and help they deserve, not even the attention or outcry!
Yet this doesn't mean that other minorities aren't mistreated as well!
It is said that every 28 hours a black person is killed by a cop! It actually is closer to a fact!
Please re-read the last two sentences!
28! TwentyEightHours! That's almost one a day! There shouldn't be a need to explain that this is an alarming rate!
Now there will be comments on posts about this topic where other people will say this:
"But white people are killed as well! More white people have been killed by cops"
First of all, Dear White people:
You aren't EVER racially profiled!
Your chances of getting a degree, a job, a better lifestyle, is by far higher than for any other person of different skin color!
And just because CNN came out with those stats that more white people have been killed last year, doesn't mean that white people are more likely to be killed!
Here are some statistics that should make it clear in what situation black people and other minorities are, or why they even are considered a minority:
- Black people make up less than 14% of the U.S. population according to census data .
- For every black person, there are five more white people. (1/5 ratio) while less than twice as many whites were killed by the police alone in this year. This means that being black makes you three times as likely to be killed by a police than somebody who is white!
- Most deaths of black people go unreported, if it wasn't for all the video recordings things would be even worse!
And while many people come out to call a person who is angered over those statistics and the reality a black person lives in a "Thug", they don't seem to say anything when white people riot over a silly sports game!
You cannot judge a black person based on rioting over a lost brother!
You cannot be spreading nonsense such as we are all equally targeted!
YES! The government wants us all divided and we are all supposed to be slaves to the system!
And YES, ALL LIVES MATTER !
But don't be so ignorant to the reality and truth of this country!
Don't be so foolish to believe that you are as targeted as those who are considered minorities!
So instead of seeking attention and trying to make justifications, support those who are discriminated! Stand up for the rights of those who have been and still are racially profiled!
Open your eyes and demand unity and change!
Show solidarity and compassion!