The way how people react to deaths of Black people and police officers are absolutely different.
Until this tragic week following the deaths of Alton Sterling, 37, and Philando Castile, 32, and killings of five Dallas police officers, citizens have proven to have double standards when it comes to Black lives. Killing those Black men is as tragic as that of the officers, but not everyone has this mindset.
For some patriotic white Americans such as former Congressman William Joe Walsh, National Rifle Association, and some medias, the lives of the police officers killed on Thursday night are more valued than that of Black unarmed civilians shot dead by police.
In fact, some members of the “Blue Lives Matter” accused Black Lives Matter of being responsible for the shootings. Congressman Joe Walsh even accused President Obama of also being involved, declaring war against the president and Black people.
Considering obvious double standards in the people’s reaction, some Twitter users are wondering:
561 known people killed by police this year: “Don’t Blame all cops”.
5 Dallas cops killed last night: Blame Obama & the entire BLM movement
— zellie (@zellieimani) July 8, 2016
Why do they always say “violence begets violence” to the protestors, but not to the cops who keep killing us?
— Rev. Melech Thomas (@RevMelech) July 8, 2016
The fact that the NRA won’t defend LICENSED gun carriers like #PhilandoCastile PROVES that “right to bear arms” is only a WHITE PRIVILEGE
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) July 7, 2016
White guy at rally with rifle strapped to chest: “Patriot”
Black guy at rally with rifle strapped to chest: “Suspect”#MarkHughes
— Faith Choyce (@teamsexydork) July 8, 2016
So, why do people keep silence when Black people die, but they are soon to show their rage when it comes to white people? Here is the problem, not BLM, not the other movements, but the ignorance and leak of actions.
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