All Lives Matter
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

All Lives Matter

All lives matter no matter what

All Lives Matter

With the past weeks and the protesting going on in North Carolina I thought I would write about the topic of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

What is Black Lives Matter?

Black lives matter is an national activist movement that protests against police brutality in African American communities. The founders of this group are Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. BLM is an attempt for people to protest against police brutality against blacks and it started with the shooting of Treyvon Martian. The group has not accomplished anythingas the time has gone on and there have been as many whites shot by police as there has been African Americans.

First Amendment

The first amendment states that anyone has the right to peacefully protest. It is part of being an American citizen that we have the right to do that. Let me say it again “peaceful protest”. I can tell you for sure what is happening in North Carolina and what happened in Baltimore is not a peaceful protest. Just because you are protesting doesn’t mean you have the right to destroy buildings and set them on fire and loot places and people. When you do that you are a criminal. You are breaking the law. The law that we all live under while living in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr was able to peacefully protest and get African American equal rights, so why can’t you? Innocent people are dying in these violent riot that you call a protest. No police officer should have to fear for his life every time he puts on that badge.

What people aren’t seeing

Innocent people are dying in these protests. It’s funny how BLM only protest when a white cop kills a African American. Why? Why don’t you protest when another African American kills another African American? For example, a little girl was shot in the head and now dead because a bullet hit her in the cross fire of a gun battle. Why don’t you protest that? All lives matter. Whether you are brown, purple, white or orange we all bleed red and are the same people. Why is this so hard for people to see?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

The ultimate itinerary for travel in South Africa

6 days travel for under $1200

brown leopard on top of grey rock

With its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and exciting cities, South Africa is a must-visit destination for any traveller. Great News… it's more affordable than you might think. With the current USD to Rand exchange rate, it's possible for 2 people to travel around this beautiful country for under $1200. But to do so, you'll need some insider knowledge and tips from local students and travel enthusiasts. In this blog, we'll share some of the best hacks to help you explore South Africa on a shoestring budget. From wildlife spotting to city adventures, we've got you covered. So grab your backpack and let's get started!


Exploring South Africa will be an adventure, but let's not ignore the fact that you’ll be a tourist and some areas are not considered safe. Don’t worry, I’ve only included the tourist-friendly spots.

Keep Reading...Show less
A Thank You Letter To My Dance Teachers

Here's to the women that encouraged, disciplined, and loved on me! If it wasn't for you all coaching me through out dance and throughout my life, I think I would probably be on the crazy train to what the good-golly-gee-wiz am I doing with my life?

Keep Reading...Show less

Dating A 'Type-A' Girl

It is all worth it in the end.

Dating A 'Type-A' Girl

You have probably been asked before if you were a Type-A or Type-B personality. People who are considered to be "Type A" tend to be impatient, competitive and ambitious. They know exactly what they want to do and when they want to do it. Then there are people who are considered "Type B." People with Type-B personality are just all around more relaxed. There isn't much that is going to stress them out.

Keep Reading...Show less

This is Keanu Reeves - The One

Sandra Bullock shares her experience of Reeves and how the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.

This is Keanu Reeves - The One

Keanu Reeves is known not only for his iconic roles in films like "The Matrix" and "John Wick," but also for his kind-hearted and humble nature, which is somewhat rare in Hollywood. He's also known for his philanthropic work, although he rarely talks about it. He runs a private foundation that funds children's hospitals and cancer research. Recently, Sandra Bullock told us just how he is an amazing human being:

Keep Reading...Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Read about the hottest summer topics!

Person Reading On The Beach During The Summer

Happy Memorial Day weekend from Odyssey! Here are the top 3 response articles of last week for your beach reading:

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments