Literally, sick and tired. I’m upset and haven’t slept in days.
George Floyd, a black man, was murdered by a police office, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, Mo., and everyone in America took justice into their own hands. There were protests in every single state and the police officers are making themselves look worse at most of the protests.
Honestly, I’m not going to tell anyone how to protest at this point because there were way too many hypocritical solutions on telling black people how to react. Black people are allowed and capable of reacting whenever and however they want.
Another black person was killed in America for no reason (with footage that proved he didn’t deserve to die). Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes when Floyd passed out and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The protesters in Minneapolis decided to take items from Target and other store fronts. There were also reports on fires being started. Then all over social media you could see buildings burning, glass everywhere, police cars were on fire and protesters having enough.
Allegedly, most of the burning buildings were caused by racist white people (some people also claimed they were undercover cops) who came out with the crowd of protesters and started setting stuff on fire in low-income communities to make it seem like the actual protesters were doing it. There is proof of video footage of these clowns pretending to be protesters on my Twitter feed.
Chauvin tried to flee to Florida but he was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Then Attorney General Keith Ellison upgraded the charge to second-degree murder and the other officers who assisted with the murder are now being charged.
I hope Chauvin dies in jail or prison. I hope the other officers understand why what happened was wrong. If not, they’re not going to get anywhere in life.
There were journalists getting arrested for no reason (I don’t know why we were all shocked, the police officers are a bunch of idiots). One journalist claims he was attacked by protesters (again, probably the clowns that were pretending to be protesters). Another journalist was injured (she’s okay, I checked in with the news organization that she’s with and she posted on her Twitter feed).
Yep, it got gangster, but I did notice some production of change going on within my Gen Z peers.
This was the first time I’ve ever seen people come together to find solutions to the problem. Most of the time, there would be protests or uprisings, then we would all forget about it (like one of those stupid trends) and we would fall into this cycle constantly. Not this time, injustices are being taken more seriously and by more people instead of the same few.
I’m even educated myself more on black issues and making sure I attend webinars on voting and how to continue to move forward. I believe personally that’s the next step. Not just registering to vote, but being educating in voting. Reach out to others who may lack the resources in educating themselves on voting. Explain to everyone why it’s important to vote, I’m especially going to make it my business to spread information to the black community…my community.
I have a lot of words to say about white mainstream media and I’ve been listening to discussions with the National Association of Black Journalists. We need more black journalists in the media/press to tell these stories to mainstream. Black owned media/press were always talking about the black issues, but they were often ignored because white mainstream didn’t see them as important. I’m going to make sure I get this degree ASAP to change that notion, forever.
This is my rant and it was needed.