I don’t mean you Cochise, or you TrueTiger, but imo some people just like to argue and get all worked up.
‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Every Life Matters’ should be on the same side, they are not opposing views. Different ways of saying the same thing, with the same sentiment, even against the same thing.
I find it ironic, people advocating for equality and open-mindedness, less bigotry and discrimination, yet then oppose people who are saying the same thing but are expressing themselves differently. They’re wasting energy on the wrong people, but hey who knows, maybe they have excess energy.
The issue is “every life matters” is used to basically accuse those people fighting for equity for African Americans as trying to make out that Black lives are more important, that is not what black lives matters means.
Serious question, Do you mean equity or equality?
I mean equity, I believe in equity not equality
Genuinely interested in how that works. Equity for all regardless of merit and ability? We all get the same wage?
No equity is everyone getting what they need to succeed.
Looking at that picture made me think
If you want to succeed at something you have to work for it
You shouldn’t expect it to be handed to you on a platter
The main thing is thought that everyone should be given an equal and the same opportunity to succeed, and that is where much of the problem lays IMO
Whether you take that opportunity and do something with it, that is up to you as an individual
Myself personally I don’t care if you are Male Female Big Small European Asian Black or White Gay or Strate, if you are a good person you are a good person
If you are bad you are bad
Race colour sex age gender should have absolutely nothing to do with it
Unfortunately to many people in this world a judgmental
What the policeman and his fellow officers did in the USA is disgraceful IMO
Although I don’t know all the facts, the man who died was handcuffed. What did the officers think he was going to do
4 armed police against 1 handcuffed person on the ground, whether he is Black White Male Female Asian European Muslim or anything else you want to add, It is just wrong
Why as a society do we have a situation, where a group of people have a higher chance of living in poverty, why are indigenous people over represented in our jails?
I would suspect that low socio economic living people would make up a large portion of those incarcerated
That wouldn’t discriminate between Black or white skin
I also suspect if many of these people, Black or White where working, they wouldn’t be incarcerated in the 1st place
What is the percentage of Black and White people out of work, and how does that relate to those who are incarcerated
What is the percentage of innocent people in prison versus the guilty?
My best mates son was in remand in Silverwater and was murdered … but hey he was white !
Yeah you’ll never hear about it, wrong colour.
You’ll also never see white people riot over it waving “White lives matter” signs, but you can’t say that without being labelled racist these days.
Interesting how the covid19 thread has turned into the black lives, all lives, no lives matter thread.
This is exactly what I said would happen, I knew another news story would come along and the media would jump off the Covid thing straight onto the new thing (waiting for the smart comments about that’s how news works)
And it seems the people have also done the same, gone from arguing about covid19 to arguing about black lives matter.
This thread is a perfect example of how quickly the media drop something and focus in the next big thing.
How easily they can manipulate the zeitgeist