It was about time that we had a huge breakthrough in the BLM movement when people finally started talking about victims like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on a much larger scale.
However, people are too quick to forget and move on while Black people across America are still being treated with injustice by the police. Here's a new name that you won't want to forget: Jacob Blake. On Sunday, August 23, Blake was shot in the back seven times as he was getting into his car, while his children were just feet away. Thankfully, his story is unlike many others. He survived. He is currently in the hospital and his family reports that he is in stable condition.
With witnesses and our victim still alive, hopefully this means that there is a much greater chance of getting justice for the police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin who were part of such a great injustice.
Remember, we still need justice for the murderers of Breonna Taylor. Remember some of the names of the Black people who died at the hands of police officers this year.
Manuel "Mannie" Elijah Ellis.
Michael Brent Charles Ramos.
Dreasjon "Sean" Reed.
George Perry Floyd.
And there are others. Thankfully, Jacob Blake does not join that list. But we cannot fall back into silence. Say their names. Do not forget them. They deserve justice.