Racism is the center of the world right now and is causing controversy as we speak. People are trying to put an end to it and trying to spread the word by supporting the “Black Lives Matter” campaign, something that is noticeable whether you log into Twitter or walk around a city.
As often as the altercations have something to do with race, we have to remember that discrimination and hatred go way beyond racism. In the past few years, there have been several altercations, some that were violent and others that weren’t, that have nothing to do with race.
With that in mind, I don’t understand why we put so much emphasis on the “Black Lives Matter” campaign when people are making it difficult for anybody who is different to live in today’s world.
The motto of the world shouldn’t be “Black Lives Matter” or “Make America Great Again”, it should be “All Lives Matter”. People are focused on finding a way to end racism instead of remembering that discrimination goes beyond racism.
We have seen more and more incidents prove just that in the past few years, but, the media has whited them out and convinced people to think that they weren’t a big deal. CNN and FOX News continue to allow the racial issues to overpower the other issues that also deserve air time.
When the massive shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida occurred in June, 50 lives were lost and 53 people were injured, but, the media refused to spend extra time discussing it and have allowed people to put it on the back burner. Because of that, people haven’t been forced to think about it as much as they have to think about the violence that is committed because of racism.
A few months before that, in December of 2015, there was another crime committed, but, this time a pair of gunmen entered a center for people with disabilities and began shooting. When all was said and done, the shootings resulted in 14 deaths and 17 injuries. Despite all of the lives this impacted, some media outlets let this go sooner than they mellow the conversation about any of the racial altercations.
In today’s world, we can’t live by a phrase that is based around just one group of people, we have to have one that reminds us that everyone has a place in the world, therefore, “All Lives Matter” is the perfect one.