I Don’t Think You’re Listening

If you don’t want to listen to the hundreds of black people saying #BlackLivesMatter and #StopKillingUs because you feel that race is no longer an issue, then take a look at what is going on in the world.

>> Understanding White Privilege <<

White women can go into any drugstore and find their shade of foundation or products for your hair type. Why is it that black women need to even address the lack of shades in makeup and lack of black hair products?

Some may say makeup is a luxury, nobody really needs it so it isn’t an issue. However the fact that it is a “luxury” item and it’s only accessible to white women suggests that only White women are allowed to participate in these said luxuries.

I can go on about the lack of diversity in the beauty industry all day, but I know what needs to be done. More black people need to dominate these industries, because these companies do not care about us unless they can make money off of us.

It’s so disheartening to have black people scream black lives matter and people question or dismiss it. Not only is it incredibly disrespectful but it’s scary. Our lives are being taken from us for simply being black, for existing and instead of understanding our hashtags and demands you’re going to question if it’s really an issue or not.

Being killed and targeted for the colour of our skin is wrong, there is no if’s or but’s about it.

How many videos of white people resisting arrest and walking away alive do we have to see before we start to believe that the police aren’t doing their job, they’re doing whatever the hell they want to do. I’m not saying these white guys shouldn’t be alive, I’m saying why is this a constant thing? Why are police claiming they feared their lives when dealing with black men, but when it’s white men activity resisting arrest and fighting back they don’t fear for their life?

tweets are a response to the Heels Off video watch it Here.

This isn’t about your comfort anymore, forget your comfort. These talks and discussions need to happen whether you want to join in or not is up to you, but understand that these conversations about race are going to happen and have to happen I order to end racism.

Instead of just saying “racism isn’t an issue in the uk” let’s actually make that statement a fact. Instead of just a way to shut black people up. because that’s all you’re trying to do, you’re just trying shut us up. Nothing is actually getting solved from #AllLivesMatter or “stop making everything about race”. Instead of just trying to mute us, try to find ways of ending racism, so we can get on with our lives without having to mention racism.

It’s 2016 and after all these years racism hasn’t ended its just changed it seems like it’s still legal to kill black people these days. These officers haven’t been punished for their crimes, that just shows me that killing a black person for no reason must be ok. Nothing is being done about it, nobody is in jail for it. When you commit a crime you serve time right?

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2 thoughts on “I Don’t Think You’re Listening

  1. I think its sad that an organisation solely based on hate like the kkk legally exist and yet people find a way to be bothered by the #BlackLiveMatter movement. I hate that there is no punishment for the police taking innocent black lives away and people are pretty much being encourage to continue the behavior knowing there won't be any consequences anyway.Its 2016 and sadly there is not enough people concern by this level or racism still going… smhGood post.xoSauniya | Find Your Bliss

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  2. Thankyou! It's really frustrating to know that the KKK go about there business untouched but we mention black lives matter and everyone gets upset. I think it's done to fear, the fear of black people starting a war or rebellion. Everyone is very used to the way life is now, we're not really ready for racism to end.

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