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Black Lives Matter Breeds More Racism and Division Than It Solves

Updated on June 19, 2020
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Social issues can only be remedied by a collective acceptance of those opinions we view as opposing our own.

Resist their attempts to divide us!
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Trigger Warning: This is a highly contentious article and it is meant for a mature audience. If you cannot emotionally handle off-color opinions, nor have the ability to discuss them in a mature manner, I'd advise you do not read this. You have been warned of the triggering racial content.

Growing up in an extremely diverse family of all cultures, skin colors, and backgrounds, but having white skin made me come to experience what being on the receiving end of racism is really like. Being so privileged as to only know what racism is like in the modern era, I became naive to the fact that things could always get worse. Lo and behold, an innocent man was killed by an evil cop and his skin just happened to be black while the officer's was white; this triggered international protest and violence in all its forms.

Immediately, the story of police brutality that should have been fought against for the good of all was hijacked for the profit of an organization with a racist agenda.

This isn't about the whites, the Mexicans, the Asians, the Mid-Easterners; this is about getting justice for the black community. No one else can matter until the black community matters. It is time everyone else gets to know what it feels like to be stuck beneath the boot of racism.

— Anonymous inspiration for this article

What Is the Definition of Racism?

I really wish I did not have to keep defining racism, because in the digital age there is no excuse for ignorance, but here we go once again with the literal, undeniable definition of racism.

The literal definition of racism is: "The belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another. Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized."

Black Lives Matter, an organization that divides itself from the public based on distinct racial qualities so as to appear as upholding the rights and interests of those they deem inferior, is by its own nature and definition a racist organization. I'd like to explore what I, a white man with exceptionally diverse ancestry, have witnessed and continue to witness as it concerns Black Lives Matter.

A phrase written in contention, and spread through controversy.
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What Is Black Lives Matter?

Black Lives Matter is an organization that was founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors. The organization claims to live by the principles that they are expansive, affirming black lives, working for a better world for the black community, and once again affirming the humanity of black lives. Everything they do is for the black community that inhabits this world, and usually no more than that.

After the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin, it was decided that this organization would be the only way to ensure that these goals were met for the black community, and the black community only. Truly, a noble set of desires that often fall by the wayside for attracting publicity for profit. They regularly remain hidden in the figurative basement of life until a big story allots them the opportunity to hijack the narrative for their own financial gain.

With a net worth ranging into the hundreds of millions, there is no surprise that we see Black Lives Matter remain silent for small matters and attempt to get dead center in the spotlight for anything that makes national and international news. To be honest, I have a very hard time finding the exact net worth of Black Lives Matter and its founders with just a simple Google search, I'm left to depend upon what I have heard in passing on the news as far as donations go; this only raises more questions as to why that would be, but we'll ignore going down that rabbit hole.

Nonetheless, putting all our ducks in a row here, we can see that Black Lives Matter started as a way to represent only the black community and quickly became a cash cow for its for-profit activist founders. You'd think that people who care so much for human life, humanists if you will, would care as much for all human life regardless of what color their skin was. Yet, this just isn't the case, and they even let stories of brutality against blacks fall by the wayside if they don't make national or international news.

I don't stand behind Black Lives Matter because I care. I do it because it pisses off Trump and all of his supporters. I'd stand behind the devil himself if it meant hurting those idiots. About time someone put privileged whites in their place.

— Anonymous

An Organization That Won't Represent Most Because of Their Skin Color

To call Black Lives Matter an anti-white movement would not be so far from the truth as to be unbelievable, I suppose; especially not when we take into consideration the colloquial use of the terms racism or white supremacy, both centerpieces for the boogieman that BLM claims to be fighting against. In trying to seek help and recognition from BLM supporters for the racial injustices I've suffered, I get turned away each and every time because my skin is white. Even worse I have been threatened with all different forms of death by BLM supporters who are more outspoken simply because they felt my ancestry must be full of racists and by association I am therefore responsible for racism.

The main proponents of BLM do not go out of their way to frown upon, invalidate, and call for the ending of any sort of racism that targets any other race. Specifically, what I am witnessing is them staying silent in the face of anti-white racism from their supporters and calling for white people to be the ones to spread these voices and their racist sentiments. Of course, if this were made public to their detriment and not from some whinging minority on an unpopular article like this one, they'd have no choice but to speak out against the frequent anti-white racism coming from their organization.

They don't care though, so long as they get to keep standing upon the innocent bodies of dead black men, soaking up the spotlight and all the donations, funding, and income such atrocious behavior has to offer. Any true capitalist can compartmentalize their evil behavior through moral relativity, and I suppose tacit support of racism in all its forms for profit is just that, relatively moral. Imagine if BLM took that moral relativity and applied it to every life, every color of human and not just the black community.

If BLM was actually All Lives Matter, the things they could accomplish for profit, their overall goal for expansion, they could do good for everyone in the world; but I don't think they'll be breaking away from their racist roots.

Do you feel that all lives matter and deserve fair representation despite the color of their skin?

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We united over a small piece of the puzzle, but we are still building the same picture....
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All Lives Matter—Sorry, Not Sorry!

I'm never going to stand behind a leader, nor a group of leaders or organizations that do not represent every life regardless of their color, shape, and form. Racism is an ugly, and all-too-present facet of life that I want to see defeated for the good of all. For the life of me, no matter how hard I try, I cannot see Black Lives Matter bringing justice for every victim of racism and racist brutality.

Black Lives Matter has succeeded in spreading its message across the entire world, but I want you to look at the big picture. All these protests, these violent outbursts akin to a shriek of desperation, have not been for the good of the many and caused more argument than they did unity. Sure, a few laws have been passed that will benefit everyone, but can you honestly tell me that everyone is going to benefit from this in the long-term?

You can't, because the main catalyst for this progress in a time of suffering created more racial divides that will need to be remedied down the line. I'm seeing more and more division based on racist ideals than I am seeing unity against racism, and it scares me that people see this as progress. It is as if racism is acceptable again, and my future feels unsure because of my skin color.

I want my son to grow up in a world where race doesn't matter, and the only way I see this happening is by adopting anti-racist movements such as All Lives Matter. I'm going to instill within my son the ability to see a person's character and not their skin color. Most of all I am going to teach him to help the disenfranchised, marginalized minority regardless of what color their skin is.

The future is in our hands, and we need to break away from the ideologues that only wish to divide us for their profit and power.

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    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      11 months ago from California

      The radical left does seem to use just about any disgusting tactic they can to divide the country, and draw people into chaos that favors their ideals. I am sorry you had to experience racism in such a way, as well, and I can't imagine how stressful it was to be at work feeling like your skin color was causing you to be treated unfairly. Hold on to that love of the human race you have, and don't let the enemies of America continue their mission to divide us.

      It takes good people, no matter the odds, to stand up to the enemies and win!

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      Oscar Jones 

      11 months ago from Monroeville, Alabama

      I came back south, and went to work at an auto parts house with one (black) manager and then he was replaced with another black manager. Both of them seemed to use their position to put me down every chance they could. The first one had me do all the dirty chores, cleaning floors, lifting the heavy parts, batteries, etc, and to go outside in bad weather to clean windows. he would quickly shuffle me aside when his black buddies came in. to me this felt like racial anti- white treatment. Then he was replaced and the new manager acted aloof and sulked around me, and finally after about 3 months, he said " I need to do a job evaluation on you.. so that occurred and then he processed it with me,and labeled me basically as racial prejudiced. I decided to go with it, but i did involve his supervisor to let them know I have friends of all colors and no condemnation towards blacks. but to make a shorter story of it, there came a time I was able to point out to him that he was the one who labeled me from his own prejudiced mindset, and he saw that I wasn't even from the south and didn't have any racial preference. But he did. I realized that blacks are taught that whites look down on them. Its ingrained in many of them.. However on the other side of the coin, working with black and white truck driers now in the south there is a common bond out there, but this antifa deep state and BLM stuff is destroying quickly what time and brotherhood has healed in our country already. I have hugged the necks of men that once thought they should be wary because I was white and they are black. the political liberal left is destroying our nation and creating a new epidemic of national divide through using the race card. its sick, heartless, and exploiting of both our races. they are despicable to be only inclusive of one race. It cancels out any progress we have mutually generated in the last 80 years.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      It certainly is an interesting concept, especially considering the many who claim not to advocate for genocide while also pressing for tearing down society to rebuild it. Personally, I never cared much for the people in history. So many names, dates, unimportant happenings, locations, etc. that all lend a hand in obscuring the important lessons of history rather than teaching important wisdom.

      I once did a report on good ole Thomas Jefferson, dude loved to buy people and then breed with them. What else do I know of him? I think he was the author of the DoI, but that is just a guess I'm pulling from memory.

      Just more proof that the education system needs to be revamped, so that we don't put stupid statues up in the first place.

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      Ken Burgess 

      12 months ago from Florida

      All of of society must be torn down to build it anew!

      https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/06/15/2287...

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Problem is you think I'm speaking on behalf of, or trying to put down other people's experiences with the organization and its supporters. I'm not, or at least that is not my intention, and I'm only speaking for myself and what I've experienced and can witness for myself. BLM, and its supporters, regularly devalue me both blatantly and on BLM's principles because of my skin color.

      I am very happy to hear your experiences with BLM have been nothing but positive, but all my experiences have been that of anti-white sentiments, or tacit compliance with racism against myself and other white individuals. They have a chance to convince me otherwise, with the response to my inquiry I already mentioned; so keep saying obstinate but it is just your own projections you're seeing.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Either you’re not watching the protests, or you’re ignoring them. BLM is world wide. Black people, white people, Asian, Hispanic, Native American.

      It’s a world wide movement against police brutality.

      The focus is black lives, because of the obvious mistreatment that occurs on a daily basis.

      2 black men were just found hanging from trees in California......what would you like them to speak about?

      Like I said, as long as the obstinate continue being obstinate, racism will never end.

      The best thing white people, who have been abused by the system, can do, is join BLM.

      And that includes my daughter.

      When they held the racial bias hearing for my husband, the top tiers of the room were packed with Wampanoags.

      Because they too know about racism and police brutality.

      Black Lives Matter is taking it on for all people.

      It’s a shame you can’t see that.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      I don't see BLM saying anything about the racist sentiments it supports, nor the things the most vocal majority of its followers say, but that is because it would do damage to their platform and chosen demographic. In my article, "Why Are Americans So Racist?" you can have all the racism you could handle right from BLM supporters themselves, which I brought to the organization for comment and I am still waiting on a response I probably won't ever receive. They are, by all appearances, in tacit support of racism and complicit in for-profit grandstanding on national tragedies that concern all races (but only involve white vs. black narratives).

      I mean, the history lesson for BLM I gave here is only slightly reworded so as not to be plagiarizing from BLM itself; by the literal definition of racism, they are a racist movement. Perhaps not colloquially, but most definitely in the literal sense. If, by now, you can't tell that they rarely force their way into the spotlight except when black men and women die, then perhaps it is an issue with the racist media only giving credence to black lives when they are lost and made into a spectacle.

      Alas, this was solely meant to be contentious and to find it offensive is an expected emotional response. This was meant to be equally as offensive as people telling me that my white skin means I could not have experienced racism, or that I may not speak out about it during a time when racism is being widely discussed because I am white. People see me discuss racism, and my white skin, and automatically assume I'm putting BLM down.

      This is actually the very first time I've gone after BLM for its for-profit, blacks-only mentality. I could've done better as far as proving my point, but reality proves it well enough for those with open eyes, ears, and minds.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      “BLM profits off of the backs of dead black men, oppression, and racism; all the while they hold a strictly blacks-only stance and frown upon the organization of other races.“

      Bull. Oney. Proof, please. One shred of evidence for that opinion? I see plenty of white people doing the black power fist......I don’t see black people telling them not to.

      That statement is offensive!

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      This isn't really an article about economics, or "eating the rich" if you will. Only bringing attention to who has the greatest ability to sway the masses, or at least reach the masses and have the opportunity to sway them, and what they aren't doing for the world versus what they are doing. An incorporated organization worth hundreds of millions of dollars, most certainly, should be using their powers for the better of all.

      It takes leaders to change the hearts of the majority, but if our leaders have to divide us in order to win money, power, and other sorts of goodies then that is what they'll keep doing. BLM profits off of the backs of dead black men, oppression, and racism; all the while they hold a strictly blacks-only stance and frown upon the organization of other races.

      I suppose the motivation for this whole thing was to dehumanize the incorporated entity that is BLM, and try to focus more on their for-profit mentality behind every good deed they do. It was once for a good cause, but like most good messages it quickly became hijacked for a seedy agenda.

      As for your pointing out of the Obamas while also saying no one cares about Melania... your partisan bias always makes me laugh. They all get trashed by so many people, because people would rather concern themselves with the lives of politicians than their own. Even I can't resist the gossip, taking part in petty little games for amusement and to blow off steam.

      Racism will delete itself when the lower echelons stop letting it be a tool for cruelty and oppression; but cruelty and oppression seem to be a deep desire for humans all throughout existence. A rough topic, indeed, and it takes individuals to turn the majority to the path of good.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, thank you for saying that. I’m just trying to point out that racism fits all income brackets, just like domestic violence.

      This is why I’m a liberal, not a progressive. I believe identity politics matters more than “economic anxiety“.

      Think of it......we had a black president, and what happened? He had to prove he was born here.

      He was called a liar about his faith.

      His wife was compared to a gorilla.

      And they are solidly upper class.

      No one cares that Melania flies to NYC for her haircuts, but Michelle was a “mooch“.

      And that label was not lost on me: Reagan’s welfare queen.

      Racism is ugly and entrenched.....they economy we can fix. There is no policy that can change hearts.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Racism is an all-too-common facet of life and it needs to be defeated in all its forms. I'm sorry you had to suffer from racism in such a way, it is terrible.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Sorry, but it’s never been a rich and powerful person who’s called me a N-lover.

      It’s been lower class whites, just like me.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      My point exactly, Bushra, race has always been used to divide people in America. The rich and powerful gather us to fight for one side or the other, we willingly follow, and on goes the cycle of racism. We need to unite as one race, the human race, and stop letting those in power play us against one another based on race.

      Unfortunately, we can't call for equality and not recognize inequality as well. Very hard topic of discussion.

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      Anya Ali 

      12 months ago from Rabwah, Pakistan

      From where I'm standing, it seems to me that the real issues facing the USA - violence and police brutality, for example - are DELIBERATELY being buried under rhetoric about race, gender and privilege. A dog is a dog - doesn't matter if it's black or white.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Thank you for your words of praise, John, they are a welcome and relevant addition to the conversations here. This was a really hard topic to think about in a fair way, but I figured I'd close it with what I believe to be the solution as it concerns my own experiences. I can only hope that the racial division ends, but the media and powers that be seem to see it as a useful tool for power.

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      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      " I'm going to instill within my son the ability to see a person's character and not their skin color. Most of all I am going to teach him to help the disenfranchised, marginalized minority regardless of what color their skin is.

      The future is in our hands, and we need to break away from the ideologues that only wish to divide us for their profit and power. "

      I applaud and agree with these sentiments especially, Kyler.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      We have to be careful with what we attribute to BLM as an incorporated entity, its for-profit leaders, and its opportunistic followers. In this case we have all types of people looting, BLM supporters and not BLM supporters. All skin colors out on the street taking opportunities to enrich their own lives rather than support a public agenda.

      However, I do agree that America could benefit from both MLK and Gandhi's teachings; but as a warrior you also know that violence, when applied at the right point and proper angle, can bring about just as much positive change as its peaceful counterparts. As it concerns the betterment of the black community, though, I'd say going with peace is the better option in lieu of organization.

      A really rough perspective, MG, and one I've been thinking about more frequently as time goes on. A delicate balance between ruining your cause, and propelling your cause onward.

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      MG Singh emge 

      12 months ago from Singapore

      Today morning I switched on the TV and saw a clip of some blacks looting stores. The commentator informed that $100,000 has been looted during the riots. My point is how does this help bring about racial equality? I wonder why African Americans cannot adopt the path of nonviolence as advocated by their own leader Martin King. There is the example of Gandhi who brought the British empire to its knees with his policy of satyagraha and nonviolence. Going forward I suggest the leaders of this black movement do some introspection.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      @Anonymous account: Your obsession with me continues to inspire feelings of confusion as to how you really feel. On one hand you try to keep up with me, every article and post, and on the other you try to misrepresent my life with what very little I have told you and shared publicly. At what point does the obsession stop and begin?

      I'd love to address every little concern you have, every time you bring it up on an article where it has no real relevancy, but I can't be bothered to explain a life story you already claim to know despite lacking any real depth. I'm also convinced it would not quell this bitter resentment you latch onto as it concerns me, and perhaps the world as a whole.

      If this behavior continues, I can only hope it helps you to feel better; but my heart breaks with pity for you as I see the solutions you so readily scorn for your own sadistic desires. When you're ready to come to an actual conclusion, go ahead and let me know.

      Until then I thank you for your loyal, albeit delusional, obsession with me.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Frowned upon and against the rules are two different sentiments. Linking my own articles lowers the chance they get moved to the niche site, but unlike those who have an ignorant personal grudge against me I won't be getting banned for bending the rules. It is irrelevant here, and on my articles that link to one another on the niche sites, but I thank you once again for proving my point.

      If you take a look at my comments, as you are trying to astutely use against me, I come out and match the energy of every comment I receive. Often times I have wonderful, profound, enlightening conversations in my comments. Yet, this only occurs with those who wish to discuss the content of my articles, rather than try to take personal digs at me in a petty fashion.

      Please, keep it relevant to the article. If you want to whine and pick a fight with me take it back to emails; you're more than welcome to fill my spam folder with whatever it is you want.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Kyler, I'd say eighty percent of your articles lend themselves to arguments in the comments section. You always come out fighting rather than listen to what your readers are saying and respecting their opinions. Then you cry to HP management when things get too heated for your liking.

      I'd love to see you go back to your riddles. No one felt compelled to argue and they were a welcome break from the sadness, distrust, and hatred that is going on in our world now.

      Read the HP rules again. They don't want us linking to our own articles in our posts, nor do they want commenters to post links. I was trying to help you out no matter how petty you think I was being.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      As far as I know it is frowned upon, not against the rules per se. Beside the point, and a petty dig, but nonetheless acknowledged for humoring purposes.

      Yes, my skin is white and I'm not playing the race card. In fact, I'm standing against the race card, those who are pulling my own race as a way to invalidate my story. It is sad you think my story about familial abuse is in some way related to my struggle with racism outside of their distaste for my race on my Hispanic side.

      I admire your courage in calling me out, but you're wrong; and my skin color is in no way a symbol for the validity of the plight of those who suffer from racism.

      Alas, this is about BLM and I only used my own experience as a brief and unimportant example. Feel free to attack the substance of the article from here on out, rather than me for irrelevant and incorrect assumptions.

      Happy to hear you're still reading, but sad you're part of the majority who see in skin color.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Kyler, I haven't read all of this article, but I do read what you post, including the one you highlight (against HP rules) in the beginning of this article.

      What stands out in my mind is, up until this racial unrest once again came to the forefront, you shunned your family. Now you're claiming kin to your heritage in order to make what you think is a point. You're white. Being part Jewish still makes you white.

      I'm Italian, Irish, English, Scottish, German, and Cherokee. Does that give me privilege to play the race card? No, it does not. Nor does your heritage give you the right.

      You're not black. You've not lived a life of discrimination because of the color of your skin. If you've been discriminated against, perhaps you need to go inside and ask yourself why.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      The difference between us is our willingness to learn, understand, and accept that racism is evil in all its forms. You couldn't even give me the courtesy of learning my story, because of my skin color; I don't associate with racists.

      Should you wish to come back to the adult's table and discuss these matters in a fair and mature way, the door is open; but until then you can go frolic with the racists where this behavior is acceptable.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Impossible. I’m white, like you.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      I explained that within this article, and this would be a completely relevant question had I not already answered it. Please, reconfigure your thoughts by reading what I've written and stop doing more damage to your important sentiments of anti-racism. The stance you are arguing from is important, but it is a straw man argument that isn't even succeeding in anything more than proving you are prejudice, racist, and stubborn.

      I'm figuratively on my knees before you, now, begging like a fool for you to read the information so readily available to you in a convenient format; rather than continuing to prove my points I've been making this entire time.

      You are causing me to suffer from racism, right now.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Hullo!

      “Black Lives Matter Breeds More Racism and Division Than It Solves”

      You say all lives matter........How has yours not???

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      You're free to seek this knowledge you lack, yet are trying to use against me already because of my skin color, within my articles. The substance of this article is Black Lives Matter, and I don't wish to detract from it any further.

      Make sure you read the article I linked at the very beginning of this one, and its subsequent comments. That is to say, if you really do care about seeing past my skin color. This conversation will be relevant there.

      Until then, I'd ask that you actually read my article free from prejudice and racial biases; or simply abstain as per the trigger warning.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      What are you actually talking about? How has your being white subjected you to racism?

      Please explain.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Go ahead and quote me, so as to prove your point, so I can admit to this supposed claim you're putting in my mouth. I assure you, I'm not so uneducated that I'd hold myself of a lower privilege than those who are not white. Alas, you continue to be racist and until you provide proof of your claims, claims I've refuted in the past on the same article I linked in this article, the same article you also didn't read because you prefer seeing in skin color rather than seeking people's stories of their ancestry, then this conversation will go nowhere.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I’m not, you are. You seem to think you it worse than black men. Laughable, at best.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Thanks for not actually reading, and I'm not going to humor you this time. I can't argue you if you purposefully redefine what it is I have said.

      As for the George Zimmerman case, he was acquitted. Unless we plan to revisit every acquittal of every person to ever be charged in the United States, an acquittal already revisited, it is accurate to call it alleged from a legal standpoint.

      I'm not going to defend my black, brown, red, yellow, and khaki ancestry to someone who can't even give me the courtesy of seeing past my skin color. You're racist, and need to revisit your thoughts before you keep basing your opinions off my skin color.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      First of all...Zimmerman “allegedly” murdered Martin? Is there some new info I missed?

      Second, all lives do not matter in the USA, and saying so is a lie. It’s supposed to be that way, but when has it been?

      Do you realize, it was illegal for blacks and whites to be married not that long ago?

      Do you think this was done for blacks? No, it was done for church going whites, who also use the Bible to justify slavery and misogyny.

      All lives matter.....is not true. And the lives we see battered and bruised the most are black ones. Indians, we just ignore.

      You, I’m sure, did not feel discriminated against in school, when you went into a store, tried to get a loan from the bank, when police pulled you over......did you?

      Now, I know prejudice.....for being poor, for being a single mom. And yes, I could not get a loan from the bank, and schools did not consider my kids while making “fathers day” gifts at school.....

      But, there was Just a video of a little black girl who was walking in the park with her mom, and a police officer stopped to say hi. That poor little girl threw her hands up and started crying. That’s the terror police represent to her.

      It’s not like that for me.....poor, single mom, white trash, or not.

      Is it for you?

      I seem to recall white people with guns screaming in cops faces.....and no gunshots fired.

      All we have to do is say we’re sorry, it was wrong, we WILL stop it! But no. Instead, we get....so? I have it bad, too. SO?

      It’s pathetic. Germany had to fess up to its past.....why don’t we? As long as the obstinate keep being obstinate, racism will never end.

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