Defining Black Lives Matter – Part 1


This is exactly the point … “Why are people who have had no experience whatsoever being discriminated against in America because of the color of their skin, arguing over the meaning of Black Lives Matter?”
There are perfectly valid reasons for the creation and continued activism of this movement … at this time, black lives are the ones in continued danger and unprotected.
That’s a reality I know and there’s not a thing that will change my mind until these “numbers”, who are PEOPLE, change, until we can actually say ALL lives matter!!

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Introduction

“We shouldn’t get too caught up in this notion that somehow people who are asking for fair treatment are somehow, automatically, anti-police, are trying to only look out for black lives as opposed to others. I think we have to be careful about playing that game.” Statement of President Obama

As a Pacifist, I believe that every life matters.  For the last two weeks or so, I’ve watched town hall meetings with people speaking about the Black Lives Matter Movement.  I listened.  I learned.

After watching a town hall meeting on CNN called Black, White and Blue, I asked myself why are people who have had no experience whatsoever being discriminated against in America because of the color of their skin, arguing over the meaning of Black Lives Matter?

Each generation sits around the dining table and shares stories of their lives.  They talk about the challenges and…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

4 thoughts on “Defining Black Lives Matter – Part 1

  1. Howdy Dr. Rex!

    Great post and great point! I have to say that I didn’t get until I lived for twenty years as an ethnic, racial, linguistic, cultural minority. I lived for ten years in South Korea, six in Vietnam, and four in Kenya. You really don’t get it until you’ve lived it. It really opened my eyes to the doubt you feel constantly when you are a minority. You have to wonder if this thing happened to me because it happens to everyone or did it happen because I’m a minority. You just don’t know, and you can’t ask. It’s maddening.

    And, I was a white American man in those places so most of the time I’m treated as honored guest. So, while I know, I don’t know. If I had to prepare my child for the racism that black children face, it would just break my heart. And, thinking about that situation for anyone, really is the source of my empathy and understanding of the caustic effects of racism and discrimination.

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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    • Hi, Jack! Good to see you here. TY for stopping by. I get you totally … even though I’m American, it’s by “lawful decree”. I’ll explain … I was born, raised & educated n Puerto Rico. Always thought I was as American as apple pie … come to find out in my later years that the history I learned about my country was totally different. On top of that I’m a woman … With the current climate in the USA others, different from white America know it, feel it.
      I must say I haven’t felt it too much but I know it’s around me all the time. I see it in the news, in the political arena, in schools & in general society. Not a comfortable feeling.
      Peace … __/|\__

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