Update: It’s even 3 days in a row: #DelrawnSmall was killed before the other 2 victims…
I’ve just seen the videos…there are no words. Both of them shows a man dying. DYING!
Alton Sterling and Philado Castile will be 2 of all the names we all should know and never forget. I admit, I know too few of them as I don’t live in the US, but now, these news have reached me. I love social media when this is what happens. It stirs up people all around the globe and highlight things that are wrong in this world. Found this Facebook status linked on Twitter. I think this sums it up. Just because I use the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, it doesn’t mean I’m against cops!!
Obama has given his 5 cents on this:
“When people say Black Lives Matter, it doesn’t mean blue lives don’t matter, it just means all lives matter, but right now the big concern is the fact that the data shows black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents. This isn’t a matter of us comparing the value of lives.”
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/obama-when-people-say-black-lives-matter-that-doesnt-mean-blue-lives-dont-matter/ (3 min 40 sec into the video).
Jesse Williams won the BET Humanitarian Award recently and held a great speech. Obviously and sadly, this is the black entertainment so the people who needs to hear it probably don’t.
All I have seen this week in my Facebook feed is pictures of #summer, #Brexit (I currently live in the UK), #AnnualLeave etc. I’m even at a christian conference and I have heard no mention of these events. The perfect place to mention this and get people praying!!!
I don’t know what more we can do except pray for this world!! Pray that the righteous cops be brave and stand up to their colleagues who are unaware of the culture they are raised up in where they are afraid of black people. To be brave and highlight the wrong in these videos below.
Acceptance is the first step to change. Accept that this is happening too much!!!
Warning for graphic and very upsetting videos below: