I think that the BLM movement would be better if it was "Black lives matter too" instead of just BLM. That way the point that the movement is focused towards racism specifically against black people would still be clear unlike with "all lives matter". And people wouldn't be able to claim that it means black lives matter more because of the "too". It would make it far easier for most of the people against BLM to accept it and it would have zero downsides as far as i can tell.
i dont think we should defund the police. i think we should make it a law that all cops nationwide need body cameras.
BLM is just a certain race. Ik they were treated differently, and truthfully it’s super unfair. But all lives matter, which is why I agree with ELM more. Every life matters, it doesn’t matter about which race you’re from.
I feel like the protests are helping this group achieve the goals they have set. [I am just talking about the peaceful protests, and that's it.]
Are you more BLM (Black Lives Matter) or ELM (Every Life Matters)? Why?
Black Lives Matter, although after thinking about it, I do agree with what Faceless Knight has said. If the word, Too was added to this movement, there wouldn't be such an uproar about it. I will never support ALM or ELM, because they were specifically created to counter the BLM movement.
Do you agree with the saying ACAB? What is your reasoning?
No, and I will never agree with this statement. Yes, they are corrupt cops, but they are also corrupt politicians, teachers, firefighters etc. Their are corrupt people in any branch of work that exists. I do believe that most of the funding that goes to cops should go to other things.
What should we do to make each race equal?
Give Black Americans the same opportunity as others. I have seen first hand how the education system treats young males and females in the black community, and it is disrespectful. Same with governmental funding [Food Stamps, WIC etc.]
I HATE the saying ACAB. It's like saying "All Humans Are Bad" or "All Doctors are Bad". It's just not true. As The Hermit said, there are corrupt people everywhere, but there are good people too. It's just a really biased saying and point of view.
I think protests are a constitutional right, and it gives power to the people to voice our opinions and thoughts on important matters. So I don't disagree with protests. I do think we should be informed before protesting instead of jumping on a bandwagon, though. Also, I only support peaceful protests. The riots and the violence are absolutely terrible.
I think I lean more towards All Lives Matter. I really do believe that black lives matter, and that we should show love and support because a lot of black people have been treated unfairly. But I don't support the Black Lives Matter organization or anything that would lead to supporting that organization. I believe the BLM organization only cares about certain black lives, I believe they have some pretty terrorist statements, I know they support abortion (which I do not), and I know they're complete Marxists. Also back to the all lives matter, I feel like that statement also includes black lives. If black people want equality, let's promote equality.
I've seen a lot of cases where black people do get more support from the system than white people do. I remember searching a while back through a bunch of scholarships, and a majority of them were specifically for black people. I didn't see a scholarship out there if you're a white person.
I also see rich, wealthy black people. I see we've had a black president. And I think, how could there not be equal opportunity? If we have famous black people, I know it's possible for any black person. There are still cases of injustice of course, but believing and having the mindset that you're always going to be poor because you're black is degrading. I don't believe there's this "oppression".
But I'm not saying we should ignore how some black people have suffered. But also, I have seen how some white people have suffered for being white. And then some white people are being told that it's impossible for them to face racism, and I think that's stupid. Anyone is capable of being racist.
ACAB is a terrible saying. I agree with the Hermit here. We shouldn't take the exception and use it as a rule. We shouldn't take those bad cops and use it judge all cops. I'm sure there are hundreds of cases where policemen have saved lives and stopped threats, but those are the kind of things we'll ignore at times like these. I can't imagine being placed in the cops' shoes. Sometimes there's not enough time to decide how to handle threats. People are imperfect.
I don't believe in defunding the police. I do think though that cops could benefit from better training, or yes, body cams. More background checks. Etc.