I am a black woman. But first I am always a human being. Though I am all the way over in Jamaica, news from the United States have saddened my heart. Deaths potentially caused because of the colour of someone's skin is never okay and a black man in America today do have good reason to be concerned. Black women and children as well. The loss of a human life is always a tragedy but that is made worse when it can be prevented. I believe a black doctor who helped to treat the injured police officers said it best. He respected and loved the police but feared for his life due to the disparity of police shootings among black males. #BlackLivesMatter
Also the lives of the officers lost because a monster decided to use frustration as an excuse to kill those who take on the mantle to protect people. I don't care what his name is, when you decide to go out and murder people, you are always in the wrong. The officers who where injured and worse those who died had families who now have to live on without them. That is awful and while I am unhappy with the death of black people who fall under question in officer involved shootings. I will never okay violence or blatant disrespect of the police force. Protesting is fine but throwing stones, threats and trying to verbally or physically intimidate officers is not okay. #BlueLivesMatter
Now I know just shouting everyone matters during a time when black Americans are trying to express their fears and concerns is not respectful or fair. #BlackLivesMatter is supposed to be about expressing that the colour of our skin should not be a mark against us. Still I do stand by everyone no matter their race and believe everyone does matter while agreeing that circumstances have made it necessary for African Americans to sound a cry for respect and equality under the law. #AllLivesMatter
Thanks for reading my post and I'll be sending prayers for all. I think this picture below says it best. Just love each other.