why was the black man mad at the white man though? everyone matters
@whop , I'm not taking sides here because I'm too tired, but the explanation for why the black man is mad is because the white man is derailing his discussion. He agrees that all lives matter, but he thinks e.g. the police aren't acting like all lives matter due to what he sees as a disproportionate number of shootings of unarmed black citizens.
In other words, the black man wants to draw attention to what he sees as racist behaviour, but the white man is distracting people by saying something obviously true but not relevant to what he's trying to say.
@Handless Juggler , ok
@whop , Basically, the black lives matter group thinks that there's institutionalized racism against black people and have claimed that it's racist to say that all lives matter because they think it's detracting from a point that they're trying to make. Obviously, I'm biased against the group.
@whop , because the only reason the All Lives Matter argument exists is to combat the BLM movement. In other words, if no one ever started BLM, ALM wouldn't even exist. No one will disagree with the fact that all lives do matter, but the people that started it were merely trying to draw attention away from BLM
@trillbo baggins, saying "'black lives matter' means no other lives matter" is like saying "'save the rainforest' means fvck all other forests"
@Lord Tator, you're going places, my friend
@whop , the entire issue is really absurd. Granted, there is some racism on a small scale, in isolated incidents. However, there is no large scale racism against blacks. The issue is that the BLM has taken to violent measures against whites and especially cops. Cops are here to do their job, regardless of skin color. Don't break the law and definitely don't shoot at cops unless you want to get your own ass shot at. I ll probably get down voted for this last part, but God created all men equal. There is one race, the human race
@L3G3ND, I'm not religious but your point is scientifically backed up. There is no biological evidence to support the idea of different races. Our concept of race is entirely a social construct. That doesn't make it any less real, but it does mean that race does not have to exist, and we can destroy the concept of different races if we try hard enough.
@Handless Juggler , or no lives matter, seems to work fine as shown in the last frame
@Ruupasya, Yes, you're absolutely right that there's no scientific basis for race. Even sex hasn't found clean distinctions in science. Penis+testicles/vagina+womb? Nope. There are people with different combinations, all, none, some to a greater or lesser degree of development, etc. How about chromosomes? Nope, there are more than just XY and XX. Testosterone/estrogen levels? Nope, that's a spectrum.
Nevertheless, there is still sexism and racism. It's just that the sexists and racists are not only ethically wrong, but scientifically wrong too!
@trillbo baggins, Maybe it's because radical groups like BLM make the movement towards fixing a problem much harder.
Why does no one ever think about the groups that fight police brutality and have been making changes and been lowering the cases of police brutality every year?
CSBP, We Can't Breathe, We Are Fighting For Our Lives, MAPB, MAAPB, CUAPB, NAAPB, Stop The Violence, NPAP, SLEV, etc.
All BLM has brought is more cop hatred, riots, and have just been making organizations actually trying to make changes look bad.
@ Seductive Cheeto, I'm not taking a side, I'm just saying that that's why both groups are upset with each other and why they can't come together to solve a common problem
@trillbo baggins, Yeah. Basically everyone agrees on where we need to end up - i.e. equality (hopefully much closer to zero) of unintended deaths - but we can't agree about how to get there.
@Ruupasya, going way off track here, I think that just like there are many different types of bacteria and when they combine themselves with other types, they learn new things and take on different traits, humans can reproduce with other types(race or not) of humans and take different appearances, traits, skills, and immunities to diseases. Personally I think all races of humans should mix together cause dang, some beautiful people come of it. I have dozens of white/Asian mixed friends and both the men and women are pretty friggin beautiful.
@L3G3ND, how can you say there isn't large scale racism when 37% of the prison population is black yet only 8% of the US pop. is black. What else would explain the discrepancy.(stats from Bureau of Justice and Wikipedia)
@HSA, this is because a much higher population of blacks come from broken homes. This being that they grow up fatherless. Some people would call this racist, but it's simply a fact. Again, if you don't break the law then you won't end up in jail.
@Lord Tator, all forests should be saved equally.
@CynicalSir, I fully agree. And I understand you're using that analogy to refer back to the original topic of BLM vs ALM. But it seems that with recent events, the black community has been more susceptible to violent acts against them, most of which are racially based. So just like with the rainforests, BLM is to draw attention to something not to make it better than everyone else, but to make it equal with everyone else. And the ALM community was made specifically to draw attention away from that, and for no other purpose. Everyone had already agreed that all lives matter, but no one or started movements based on it until the BLM community started. It's not what is being said, but for what purpose that makes it offensive.
*guitar solo out of fücking nowhere*
@Thinlizzy, *headbangs along*
That's so metal! Oh, the repost, not the picture.
Um.... I uploaded this. All cool, but why isn't my username displayed? Is it because it's a repost? It's whatever, I'm just confused and would like clarification.
What does the Black lives matter movement even want? It looks like they just want to kill cops. And most of the racism is on their part. Hundreds of black lives are taken by black criminals and it's the same with the white and Hispanic, but as soon as a white cop kills a black kid, whatever the circumstances, everyone screams bloody murder. They don't even want to make a difference in their own communities but as soon as there's even talk of racism, people love that stuff and jump at the opportunity to make something ridiculous out if it.
I approve of this
It spreads like contagion
Maybe black people commit more crimes. I'm not saying they're committing crimes because they're black, just that black people commit crimes at a higher rate than white people. Like detroit, one of the most dangerous cities in America is about 12%white and 81%percent black. It's also one of the cities with the most gangs and it's one of our poorest cities (which I think worsens the crime rate, which would negatively affect the economy, making it spiral down). So I don't think it's about them being black, just the situation that a lot of them are in and the fact that a lot of people in those situations don't work hard enough to improve things.
That's so brutal but so is life
Death is imminent!
Black Matter Lives...
@Poser Pete, #all of space is beautiful