Black Lives Matter, Here’s Why

They matter because no one should ever have to explain to their child that their father isn’t coming home tonight because he was killed by a cop.

 

They matter because they contribute to our country. Without Black History, where would we be today? What would our culture miss out on?

 

They matter because they are alive and they are human. They bleed red, just like you do.

 

They matter, not more than you, just as much as you. We are all equal. Or at least we should be.

 

They matter because at the end of the day, everyone is just trying to live their lives peacefully. We are all just trying to define and find our own happiness.

 

They matter because even if you don’t believe in conspiracies, there are definitely coincidences. Whether it is subconscious or not, the main reason there is so much strife right now is because the negative coincidences we see everyday skew towards one group of people.

 

There has been progress but, the situation won’t get better until everyone in this country can leave their home without having to fear for their life.

 

We are a first-world nation, we need to act better.

 

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ― James Baldwin

 


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