Black lives do matter but why did it need to be a shameful case of blood splatter to ignite social media into much needed long overdue chatter.
Black lives don’t just matter now it always should have, it should always. It should matter to you long after social media decides to go back to ignoring what really matters and people forget about real life issues and start uploading pictures of food platters and memes of their favorite actors. Life always matters not just because we decided to hashtag it.
There has always been a deafening silence about discrimination and constant violence but now because the social media outcry you pretend that you haven’t ideally stood by watching with blinded eyes. You feel compelled to have an opinion because you are afraid to be judged by people who have suddenly become vocal. Your fear of judgment can never overshadow the constant fear that people live in. Stray bullet racist attack! How can your fear of someone else’s opinion ever compare to a daily fear of that?
Like and share, good deed done and then we all forget about the 200 missing girls and feel that it’s actually good enough that they just found one. Inequality happens globally, life is taken too frequently, hate is spread too openly and we still look on silently.
Our passion for equality is more like childish infatuation, it so easy to break our concentration with crafty media infiltration. Our passion is often fueled by anger and it burns brightly but briefly. We all say fight for what is right but then then fight in the wrong way. We speak for speaking sake and put no thought into the things we say.
If the message you speak, is rooted in the hate of the oppressor and does not stem from your love for the oppressed I can’t hear what you are saying because the hate in your voice is too deafening.