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eccentric-samantha:

live-n-prosper:

eccentric-samantha:

If black lives matter so much, why does a death have to be well-known and popular for us to care and why not care about the many other cases like Mike Brown’s? If black lives matter to us so much, then why do we kill eachother in the first place?

The death of Mike Brown…

Well, yes. I know how it became popular and why its outraged. But this kind of criminalization against black folks has been happening for decades…centuries (though its not justifiable). Black on black crime had nothing to do with Mike Brown’s case, but if we as a whole are going to  complain about black lives being important, black on black crime IS a necessary topic that should be brought up and not disregarded. If black lives matter, we as a whole, should even be more outraged that young black kids die on our hands. I live in Chicago and the death rates of young black kids dying by their own has been so high, that we are known as “Chiraq”. If Mike Brown’s life matters so much and could get the publicity of bandwagoning celebrities, what makes the black people before him unimportant or unworthy? If black people really want change, we should unite together not just because of a popular story on the news, but for the things that dont get as much attention. If black people really want change, we should focus on (something less as serious as death) or education, our priorities, how we psychologically think that perms, weaves and lighter skin are more beautiful.

Yea it has been going on for decades, which is why ppl are fed up. And for this reason there is so much outrage. One issue at a time, black on black crime is derailing. Yet it is of great importance and people have been working on that as well as many issues in the black community, you just not hearing about it. And what do you think black ppl are doing right now, they’re uniting…

eccentric-samantha:

If black lives matter so much, why does a death have to be well-known and popular for us to care and why not care about the many other cases like Mike Brown’s? If black lives matter to us so much, then why do we kill eachother in the first place? 

The death of Mike Brown was made popular BY black people and it is not just about him but also about the criminalization of being black. Black people killing black ppl is not the point, white ppl kill white ppl. It is about black ppl being seen as a target in our criminal justice system.

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