What is BLM?
In 2013 the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was founded. Black Lives Matter Inc is a global organization in the US, UK and Canada that was created intentionally to create justice and equality for black lives. Various deaths of innocent lives led to the creation of BLM.
It wasn’t until May 25 of this year, when another big tragedy occurred that no one expected. The world got turned upside down because another black man was murdered. This time by a policeman’s knee to the neck. The man was George Floyd, a man his family called “The Gentle Giant.”
Many people wonder, what could this man have done to have gotten killed like that? Well, research tells us that he was using a fake $20 note in a shop. The police arrived and arrested him. Derek Chauvin was the officer on duty and also the man who has now been arrested for third degree murder and second degree manslaughter.
People are triggered because there is footage of the situation, and George was heard calling out for his mother who actually died in 2018. People say he did this because he knew he was going to die. Can you imagine, and how this impacted all mothers across the world? He was suffocated.
Things like this are what brought protests to life, and now the world is getting very active. So many protests are continuing this very second, and not just in Minneapolis where George got killed. This is happening literally in almost every state.
Other countries are also protesting against racism.
Racism Affects The Inside
Racial discrimination is never okay. When you take a look at history, you see many innocent people getting treated badly with words, injustice, and even violence. These things can affect those victims in their mental health and well being. Many are struggling with low quality lives because of racism.
This problem creates a lot of stress. When the brain senses a harmful situation, there is an increase in the rate of the heart, breathing and blood pressure. This is an example of how racism affects those with dark colored skin. Chronic diseases also become a result from those situations. It will always be okay to talk about it to someone if you been a victim of racism and discrimination.
Young ones can especially become traumatized at young ages from racism.
That is why we all need to come together and help in any way that we can. There are many many donation funds going on, and of course petitions. You don’t have to protest, but you can be heard either way.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela.