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When I say this is not okay, I’m talking about the two white men that took it upon themselves to go after Ahmaud Arbery because they thought he committed a burglary.
When I heard what happened, I immediately felt disgusted. These two men went into this situation from the start will ill intentions. Number one, they had dehumanized Ahmaud by grabbing shot guns. Number two, why would you go after a human being with a shotgun? You hunt an animal with a shotgun not a human. Number three, if you thought he stole something where did you think he was hiding it while jogging down the street in basketball shorts and a t-shirt?
Number 4, why didn’t you call the police? You thought a burglary took place, so why not call the police? Like, who did you were to go after someone like that? In what world is okay to go after a human being with a shotgun? That’s the problem, they didn’t see that black/African American man as a human. That seems to be a common problem in America. James Baldwin said it best, please see below.
I don’t think white people understand how hard it is being black in America. This man was simply just jogging and he was shot down in the street like a damn animal. The problem is, which there are so many, is they didn’t think he belonged in that neighborhood or anywhere near it.
Just like George Zimmerman didn’t think Trayvon Martin belonged in the neighborhood he was walking in. Trayvon was walking and he was killed. Ahmaud was jogging and he was killed. If these things don’t upset you, you might be part of the problem.
When Lebron James or any other African American/black athlete speak out on racist issues in America, some white people are quick to say shut up and just play your sport. They don’t want to hear how awful my people are treated. We have a problem in America.
We as African American/black people don’t want special treatment, we just wanted to be treated as equals. Its 2020, this should not still be happening. No race should feel superior to another. We were all created equal, we should be treated as such. All human life matters.
Its incredibly sad we had to start Black Lives Matter to remind other races that we do in fact matter!
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